Tuesday, October 12, 2010
– Dailey & Vincent's first Homecoming Concert, held in Gainesboro, Tenn. on Oct. 2, raised almost $32,000 for the Dailey & Vincent Helping Hands Fund.
The Dailey & Vincent Helping Hands Fund, administered through the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Foundation, provides financial help to disadvantaged children of Tennessee's Jackson and DeKalb Counties to meet immediate medical, nutritional and educational needs not covered by insurance or other means. Funds raised at the concert, attended by more than 2,000 people, will be divided evenly for use in Jackson and DeKalb Counties.
The Quebe Sisters Band opened the show, which was emceed by WSM air personality and Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs.
"We want to thank everyone who supported the concert by buying a ticket or making a donation," said Jamie Dailey.
"Because of their generosity, 100 percent of the ticket sales and other donations went directly into the fund," said Darrin Vincent. "And we couldn't have staged an event like this without the help of a dedicated team of volunteers, so we want to thank them, as well."
Prior to the concert, Jackson County Mayor John Cason and Gainesboro Mayor John Fox read a proclamation declaring Oct. 2 as Dailey & Vincent Day in Jackson County and the town of Gainesboro.