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Concert to benefit new academy

Monday, October 31, 2011

Jeff and Sheri Easter will perform a benefit concert for the Summit City Homeschool Academy this Saturday, Nov. 5 at Aurora Junior High School. The Easters are joined on stage by their children, Morgan, Madison and Maura.
A Grammy-nominated gospel group will help raise money for the newly formed Summit City Homeschool Academy. Jeff and Sheri Easter will perform a concert on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Aurora Junior High School. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m.

The Easters have won five Dove Awards and received an Emmy nomination for their music. In 2010 Jeff and Sheri Easter won the Dove Award for Southern Gospel Song of the Year with their song, "Born to Climb."

Sheri has been named the Singing News' Favorite Alto 11 times and the Singing News' Female Vocalist four times. The couple have also earned a host of other awards including three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association awards, five Voice Awards for song/single of the year, two Voice Awards for Christian country group, four Hearts Aflame awards and three Cash Box awards, to name just of few of their accolades.

Since 1993, Jeff and Sheri Easter have participated in the Gaither Homecoming Video Series, and they also engage in a heavy touring schedule of their own, which includes an appearance in Aurora on Saturday night.

"When we perform, we want people to leave a little different than when they came in," said Sheri. "We want them to have a great time smiling, laughing, crying and healing. We want them to know God loves them and that He is in control."

Concert tickets are $15 for floor seating and $10 for bleacher seats. Tickets will cost more at the door if available. For advanced tickets or group rate information, call 417-669-0900. Tickets can also be purchased at Mocha Jo's or Blessings Book Store, both located on Broadway in downtown Monett.

All funds raised from the concert will benefit Summit City Homeschool Academy. In its first year, the group has 33 families and 90 children enrolled in the academic/skills enrichment co-op and the athletic co-op.

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