You are all invited to the Ben Motley Memorial Concert Sunday evening October 3rd at 6pm here at Trading Ford. We lost Ben in a tragic accident November 20th of last year. He continues to be remembered with fondness by the many whom his life touched. This concert is a small way to continue to remember Ben and his service to others.
There will not be an admission charge, however there will be a love offering received for our guest artist for the evening, Mr. Jerry Salley. A portion of his offering (thanks Jerry) as well as all proceeds from concession sales will go to help the work of Saving Grace K-9s. This local organization works to provide veterans with trained service dogs to help them cope with PTSD and other issues. This program was near to Ben as he helped train service animals for their program, volunteered on projects and served on their board of directors.
If you are not familiar with Jerry Salley, he is a very successful singer/songwriter. He started his career in 1982 and has over 500 different songs recorded. Most recently, in 2018 and 2019, Mr. Salley was awarded Songwriter of the Year by International Bluegrass Music Association. Doyle Lawson, the Hoppers, and Reba McIntire are but a few of the folks who have recorded his songs. We are very fortunate and blessed to have Mr. Salley join us for this concert!
The concert starts at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm. Concessions will be served in the Fellowship Hall from 5-5:45pm. No concessions will be served during the concert and all food and drinks must be enjoyed in the Fellowship Hall. Proceeds from concessions will go to Saving Grace K-9. Make plans to join Ben’s family as we celebrate his life together.