By Matt Smith
Inspired by Friday’s concert bringing the Randy Rogers Band and friends to town, the Cleburne Schlotzsky’s location, 1216 W. Henderson St., will donate 20 percent of their sales from 2-10 p.m. that same day to the Cleburne Area Relief Fund.
“I told our area manager about the concert and he said, ‘Why don’t we do a fundraiser the same day?’” Cleburne Schlotzsky’s Manager Carol George said. “We donated box lunches after the tornadoes and this provides another way for Schlotzsky’s to better support and be involved in the Cleburne community.”
George said she’s excited about and looking forward to Friday’s concert and added that she thinks it’s a natural fit for Schlotzsky’s to join in and help.
“We’re going to have the musicians coming in and a lot of people from out of town on Friday,” George said. “People here out and about that day so we just want to let everybody know they can stop by, get something to eat and know they’re helping the Cleburne effort, too.”
Concert organizers on Monday said they were thrilled to learn that Schlotzsky’s plans to help out with the effort adding that they plan to stop by the restaurant and fill up on sandwiches.
Rogers, a Cleburne native, organized the concert shortly after tornadoes blew through Cleburne and surrounding areas on May 15. Although the tornadoes resulted in no deaths or serious injuries, they generated major damage throughout neighborhoods in southwest Cleburne and those west of Lake Pat Cleburne. The storms destroyed several homes and several residents remain relocated for the time being while their homes are repaired.
Rogers recently returned home to tour tornado hit areas and characterized the damage as worse than he imagined.
Rogers called upon fellow country musicians Steve Helms, the Amos Moses Band and Sonny Burgess to fill out the benefit show’s lineup.
Money raised by the concert and Schlotzsky’s will go into a relief fund established by the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Donations to the Cleburne Area Relief Fund may be made at any Pinnacle Bank location.
The chamber will continue taking applications for tornado victims through Aug. 15. For information, call 817-645-2455.
Source: Cleburne Times-Review
For concert info visit Concert for Cleburne on Facebook.