Over 100 people gathered at the Indian River High lecture theatre on Saturday, November 14, to hear some local talent, and to support Springdale resident David Willis (Cookie the Clown).
Approximately $675 was raised at the event for Mr. Willis, his family and for the Daffodil House in St. John's. The family is staying there while Mr. Willis undergoes treatment for lymphoma. The benefit concert was also the first official show by the band, Anyday, since the release of their debut CD entitled "Got Extraordinary."
Lead guitarist Clint Curtis was pleased with the event.
"It was a good turnout for a good cause, and it felt really good to debut our CD and play all of our songs. We felt really well received," he said.
Singer and pianist Kellie Loder kicked off the evening performance with her own unique style. At only 21 years of age, the nursing student recently released her first CD called "All the Way."
She was glad to take part in the show.
"It was a bigger turnout than I expected," said Ms. Loder. "This is my first time ever playing in Springdale and my first time playing with these guys. I loved it."
Ms. Loder, originally from Badger, was also the winner of the YC talent search in Gander this year. She will appear with Anyday again on November 28. They will be playing at Dorset Collegiate on Pilley's Island.
Drummer Devin Robinson was happy the show was successful benefit concert for Mr. Willis, who is both a friend and neighbour.
"It went really well and what was really good about it is that money was raised for Daffodil House and for Dave, his wife Michelle and their family, to help them with everything they are going through," he said.
"A big thank you goes out to everyone who came out and gave their support."