Last Sunset Beach concert benefits Paws-Ability

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As summer winds down, so does the Sunset Beach Concert Series.

The last concert of the series, featuring Jaded Mayberry, is 6:30-8:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Village Park at Seaside Village in Sunset Beach.

Since June, each weekly concert has featured a different band and local charity.

Paws-Ability, a local nonprofit that raises money and awareness and provides support for animal issues in Brunswick County, will be the recipient of funds at the season’s final concert.

Mark your calendar to come out, bring your dancing shoes and enjoy fun with family and friends. Feel free to bring a chair and a cooler with your favorite beverages.

The park is on the mainland across the street from Fibber McGee’s Restaurant. Just look for the small gazebo, and bring a chair. There’s typically a dance floor for concert-goers who want to get up and join in.

Food and drinks are available for a donation, with funds going to the featured charity of the night.

Throughout the summer, concert organizers have provided these community concerts with hamburgers, hot dogs, Papa John’s Pizza, and nonalcoholic drinks for audience enjoyment.

Each performance night, a local nonprofit organization has been introduced to attendees. The community has had an opportunity to learn more about each nonprofit, and

donations from concession sales have helped each one. Because of concert organizers,

local nonprofits have benefited to the tune of over $6,000 in funds that will return to Brunswick County needs.

In addition to Paws-Ability, other fund recipients have included First Tee, the Sunset Beach Turtle Patrol, the American Legion, Brunswick Family Assistance and Street Reach.

Concert organizers are Fred Thorne of Fred Thorne Realty, Nancy Brown of Sundial Property Management, Suzanne King of Curiositees, Papa John’s Pizza, Food Lion of Sunset Beach and Fibber McGee’s.

Volunteers Justin Danner, Linda Schuler and Nancy Brown have spent Wednesday afternoons setting up signs, grills, tables, staging and whatever else is needed for these concerts.

Local businesses and volunteers worked to help each nonprofit organization with their night and provided concertgoers with great fun. This was their way of giving back to the community. These merchants paid for the bands and food that made the Wednesday night concerts a welcomed part of summer.