Music event ‘Country Lends Down a Hand’ helps raise money for Down Syndrome Foundation


JACKSON, Tenn. — Country music acts from all over West Tennessee came together Wednesday night to help others.

The concert at Casey Jones Village in west Jackson is known as “Country Lends Down a Hand.” The money raised goes to the Down Syndrome Foundation and will be used for things like sending children to summer camp and helping adults attend programs throughout the year.

“To have these country music artists come back every single year, on their own dime, donating their time to help raise funds for our children, it speaks volumes for them because they could very easily be doing a gig somewhere tonight making some money somewhere,” said Dexter Williams, president of the Down Syndrome Association of West Tennessee.

Organizers said they plan to have this event every year.

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