Flick benefit concert to aid cowboy in crisis

A benefit concert at the Alger Theater featuring Brenn Hill and Andy Nelson will raise funds to help Lake County cowboy Billie Flick on Saturday, Dec. 14.

A benefit concert will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alger Theater in Lakeview to help cover medical expenses for Billie Flick – a well-known Lake County cowboy who recently suffered injuries related to ranch work.

The event, hosted by Kathy Moss, will feature performances by country singer Brenn Hill with guest Andy Nelson – both veterans of annual cowboy poetry shows presented in Paisley in honor Flick’s late husband, Leon Flick, for the Sunny Hancock/Leon flick Memorial Emergency Fund. The benefit concert will also include auctions, with donations collected at the door, and all proceeds to benefit Flick.

Flick, a well-known Lake County working cowboy, recently suffered severe injuries from a horse-related accident that has left her incapable of working for the next several months. Friends have coordinated the benefit concert as means to support Flick in the way she has previously done repeatedly for local families through the Sunny Hancock/Leon Flick Memorial Emergency Fund.

Named in honor of two accomplished cowboy poets, the emergency fund was established as a cowboy crisis fund to assist with expenses related to medical costs following a ranch-related injury, as well as scholarship funds. Annual cowboy poetry fundraising shows have been held in Paisley since 2015 to raise money for a cause that now ironically befalls herself.

Last year Hill and Nelson performed at the Alger Theater as an additional fundraiser in Lakeview similar to the events coordinated in Paisley. That show was also hosted by Moss – the 2017 winner of the “Keeper of the West – People’s Choice Award.” Moss is a member of the Western Music Association and Women Writing the West.

Hill is a resident of Hooper, Utah with over two decades of experience in the music industry as a performing country-western artist and producer.

In addition to the benefit concert, monetary donations can also be sent to the Sunny Hancock/Leon Flick Emergency Fund, attn: Billie Flick, P.O. Box 61, Summer Lake, OR 97640.

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