FRANKLIN, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 16, 2003–Tom Peters, Executive Director of the Williamson County Chapter of the American Red Cross, based in Franklin, TN declared the chapter’s first annual “Holiday Homecoming” starring the county’s own country legend George Jones and his band “the Jones Boys” a great success.
The chapter’s volunteers led by Event Chairman Mike Simpson, the producer Cleve Tidwell of Brentwood and Bill Akin also of Brentwood, started making plans for next year’s show before George Jones sang his last note, after hearing George announce to the nearly 3,000 in attendance that he would be back next year with more friends.
This year “his friends” who appeared with him on stage, included Tanya Tucker, Jo-El Sonnier, Ricky Lynn Gregg, Sheri Copeland the county’s own Singing Sheriff Ricky Headley, made the event even greater then volunteers had imagined.
The chapter is estimating that this event will raise nearly $75,000 which will be used by the chapter to provide Red Cross Services to the residents of Williamson County.