Kaufman County Children's Advocacy Center Host 1st Concert in Spellman Amphitheater
Post Managing Editor
On Saturday afternoon City of Forney Mayor, Darren Rozell, had the honor of being the Master of Ceremonies in the first concert held within the Mick Spellman Amphitheater, and the citizens of Forney braved blistering temperatures to support the Kaufman County Children’s Advocacy Centers’ first benefit concert.
In the debut usage of the multi-million dollar Amphitheater, the “Hope for Little Hearts” concert was designed and organized by Kaufman County Child Advocacy Center, Executive Director, Shannon Gardner and the KCCAC Board of Directors, and hosted a nice variety of Christian bands and vocalists which led up to an outstanding performance by popular Christian singer, Adam Cappa.
Opening the event, Mayor Rozell thanked the many sponsors of the event including the Kaufman County Sherriff’s Department who donated security for the concert.
Braving the heat, less than fifty fans were on hand for the opening band but as the sun set and the heat eased up, interested citizens came out to listen to some incredibly good music as several area church bands took the stage.
Kicking off the family friendly concert, four very talented young ladies from Eastside Church of Christ in Forney belted out several really nice inspirational songs after which the Encounter Band from First Baptist Church in Forney performed.
The Kicking Up Dust Band from Rafter J Cowboy Church in Terrell performed next and they were followed by the band from Fellowship Baptist in Forney and then by the Arms of the Son, from Crandall, Texas.
All the groups were good and the crowd was warmed up and ready when Christian singer, Adam Cappa, took the stage at eight o’clock.
Cappa recently released his debut CD “The Rescue” to fairly acclaimed reviews and a truly talented songwriter, vocalist and performer he easily had the crowd enthralled and enjoying the music within minutes of taking the stage.
The Kaufman County Children’s Advocacy Center helps child victims and their families to receive proper representation, protection, medical and emotional services in the midst of unimaginable circumstances.
The children of Kaufman County who find themselves the unfortunate victims of abuse are assisted by the Advocacy Center located at 500 South Washington Street in Kaufman and this benefit concert was designed to assist the center in funding a therapy program.
If you could not attend the concert and would like to donate to this very worthy cause, please call 972-932-6252 or visit www.kaufmancac.org
Photographs by: Rick Harris