Spunk Monkees headline Festival of Hope

25 Feb
Spunk Monkees by C. Todd Sherman

Spunk Monkees by C. Todd Sherman

From the Festival of Hope organizers:

FESTIVAL OFFERS HOPE TO LOCAL CANCER,
DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE PATIENTS

TUPELO – Project Hope invites area families to come out Friday, Feb. 27, and make a difference in the lives of local cancer, diabetes and heart disease patients.

The 10th annual Festival of Hope is planned for 6-10 p.m. at Tupelo Furniture Market Mississippi Complex, Building 5. With the theme, “There’s No Place Like Hope” centered around the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” organizers promise good food, entertainment and fun for all ages. Mabel Murphree is honorary chairperson of this year’s event.

Survivors of heart disease, cancer and diabetes will be honored during the opening ceremonies, and a time of remembrance is planned for those who lost their battle against these diseases.

Back by popular demand, local rock band Spunk Monkees will provide the evening’s entertainment. More than just a band of musicians, the Spunk Monkees are a total experience. With the look, the attitude, and sheer energy, every performance is memorable.
The Spunk Monkees’ impressive repertoire includes a wide range of styles from the 70s and 80s, funk and country to alternative and modern rock and pop.

The Spunks (as they’re affectionately known) include the charismatic front-man Matt Nolan, his brother Chad Nolan on lead guitar, Jerry Chadwick on bass and Jody Lindsey on drums. Together they form a potent lineup of talent and showmanship.

Before the Spunk Monkees take the stage, Sheriff Jim Johnson and the Lee County Sheriff’s Department will defend their title in the “Battle of the Badge” lip sync contest against Tupelo Fire Department and other local agencies.

Outback Steakhouse has donated hamburger plates to be sold for $5 each to benefit Project Hope. Children’s events are planned until 9 p.m., and games and musical entertainment will be ongoing throughout the event. Presenting sponsors are North Mississippi Medical Center and Project Hope. For more information about Festival of Hope, call (662) 377-3867 or (662) 377-4143, or visit http://www.projecthopems.com.

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