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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Healdton to rock out for a good cause

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  • The armory will be shaking Saturday night as local bands come together to support a resident in her time of need.
    Four Healdton bands will be on stage throughout the day at the Janet Burton Music Festival, which will run from 4 to 11 p.m. Cover charge is $5, with all proceeds going to help with the expense of treatments for Janet Burton. Burton was diagnosed with a rare and terminal type of bone cancer in 2011, and her family is in need of financial support.
    The lineup for the concert will consist of Family Tradition, G&G Inc., Swig Happy and 90s Proof. The music for the festival will be a mixture of country, Red Dirt, southern rock and '80s metal.
    Brandon Gossvener, a member of 90s Proof, helped put the festival together.
    Gossvener said he was approached by a friend of the family about putting the festival together, and he has worked with Burton's daughter, Sabrina Burns, to organize it.
    "Once I told the bands what we were doing, everybody was all for it," Gossvener said. "We want to raise a little bit of money so that we can help out in some way."
    Gossvener said 90s Proof will feature Gus Handke, who will go on stage with a bucket and sing until people put at least $100 in the bucket.
    "Hopefully, we will have a good turnout," Gossvener said. "This is one of the benefits of being in a small community. Everybody does what they can to help someone when they need the help."

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