According to Kathy Moss, Master of Ceremonies for the Billie Flick benefit concert on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Alger Theater, Billie Flick has given a lot to the community and the story of her injury and recovery has spread across the county.
That was the reason friends of Flick came together to hold a local benefit concert featuring a musical performance by Brenn Hill and Andy Nelson, along with a live auction at the end. All proceeds from the event went to help Flick recover from her injury, suffered recently while working as a ranch hand.
The evening began with Moss reciting poetry that she had written that reflected her belief in the power of coming together. Brenn and Nelson entertained the large audience with their blend of humor, poetry and singing. Often Nelson started off a song with a poem, phrase or talking about the Christmas season in general. Hill would then go right into a song, whether it was a country-folk song about living in the country and working on the range, or Christmas-themed.
During songs Hill would take a break for Nelson to either tell a poem, related to the song, or if it was a humorous song, to tell a joke or a funny story.
Some of the songs performed were humorous, where Hill just wants a cowgirl girlfriend for Christmas, to more traditional tunes such as “Up on the Rooftop,” which ended the program.
After the performance, and the many hopeful wishes to Flick on her recovery, the evening ended with an exciting and lively live auction with Lyle Dawson serving as auctioneer.
The items auctioned included smoked ham and turkeys from Russell Custom Meats, a homemade Afghan by Gena Cooper, two massage therapy sessions with Buckaroo Buddha, a custom-made scarf and silver slide from Dave and Ramona Hulick, a shoe fly made by J.C. Skyes, a hand-forged iron cross by Gary Shepard, a gift basket with wine and treats donated by Jeanne Strange, a horse hair macate donated by Merlin Rupp, a silver horse bit by J.T. Silversmiths donated by Lisa Robinson, a custom beaver hat made by Lisa Robinson of Top Knot Hats, a Morgan Creek trader blanket donated by Doug Leehmann, horse panels donated by Lyle Dawson, and an oil painting
While the final numbers are not in for how much was raised to benefit Flick during her recovery from injury, the auction raised approximately $3,230.
Monetary donations can be mailed to the Sunny Hancock/Leon Flick Emergency Fund, attn: Billie Flick, P.O. Box 61, Summer Lake, OR 97640.