Concert to benefit Gold Hill store owner

  • Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:01 a.m.
A. L. Wood will perform during the concert Sunday.
A. L. Wood will perform during the concert Sunday.

GOLD HILL — More than a dozen performers will take the stage in for a benefit concert for Vivian Hopkins on Sunday.

The event, which will feature bluegrass and gospel music, will kick off at Historic Gold Hill Park at noon and run until about 8:30 p.m.

Hopkins , the owner of Gold Hill’s E.H. Montgomery General Store, has recently undergone two gallbladder surgeries that included complications, her sister Mary Wagner said. She has also battled pneumonia.

Wagner said the concert will raise money to pay for some of Hopkins’ medical expenses.

“It’s also to raise awareness about how dangerous gallbladder problems can become if they aren’t taken care of,” she said. “Vivian has fought this for eight or nine years because of no insurance, using homeopathic treatments and things like that.”

Carl White, host of the television show “Life in the Carolinas” will be the emcee for the day. He will be on location filming a segment for the show.

The event will include a 50/50 raffle, cake auction, silent auction and more.

There will be no admission cost for the concert, but donations will be collected.

For more information, contact Wagner at 704-245-0025.

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