Concert to support Gary Adams Memorial Scholarship

Published 9:50 am Wednesday, May 25, 2011

WILLOW WOOD — “When one of our families hurt, we all hurt.”

That is the sentiment of the Miller family, better known as The Concords, a Gospel group from Patriot that wants to be more than just a group of singers.

Doug Miller, father of the family and manager of the group, believes that Christ commands us to love and take care of our neighbors as ourselves.

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Gary Adams of Waterloo and a graduate of Symmes Valley High School lost his life in a tragic accident more than one year ago.

The Concords said God laid it upon their hearts and that of several other community members to establish a memorial scholarship fund in his name for students of Symmes Valley High School. Gary was a leader and mentor who continued to volunteer his time and talent to school athletes of all ages even after he graduated.

He was a role model and loved to help others.

The Concords have volunteered to hold a live concert on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Symmes Valley Middle School to raise money for the scholarship program. The concert will feature The Concords and The Southmen Quartet from Alabama. The Southmen is a long standing group with members who are Gospel Music Hall of Fame members, including Eddie Crook, former owner of The Eddie Crook Recording Company of Nashville, Tenn. and former piano player for The Happy Goodman Family.

Admission for the concert is a $5 or more donation per person. Extra donations will also be accepted at the door or can be sent to The Concords, 100 Hannan Trace Road, Patriot, OH 45658.

Any businesses or persons wanting to help sponsor the concert can contact The Concords at 740-379-9887.