Benefit for Emorie Saturday, Sept. 8

Published 3:22 pm Thursday, September 6, 2012

All-day event includes poker run, bands

The community is pulling together to help 14-year old Emorie Whitman, who is fighting childhood bone cancer.

The benefit will be held Sat., Sept. 8 and will begin with a motorcycle poker run at the Landrum Fire Department at 10:30 a.m. Motorcycles will travel from Landrum to the Mill Spring Fire Department, then to the Columbus Fire Department and finish at the Tryon Fire Department.

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Beginning at 12:30 p.m., bands will begin playing at Roger’s Park, including Loaded Toad, Speedwell, Reddog Towery and Friends, Project X, Special Edition and Ruff and Ready, among others.

All proceeds will go to Emorie for medical bills.

T-shirts are also being sold at the Tryon House and during the event. Tryon House owner Mary Prioleau purchased the shirts and is selling them each for $10, with all proceeds going to Emorie.

A bank account has also been set up at Tryon Federal Bank named Emorie E. Whitman.

Emorie is the daughter of Julie Foster Collins.