18th annual Dusty Elam Foundation Benefit is May 14; Dusty’s kids day is Friday, May 13

The 18th annual Dusty Elam Foundation Benefit is set for Saturday, May 14 at the Elam Farm – 5223 Woodbury Highway just outside of Manchester.

There will be food, fun and games to go along with a live auction and a musical contest – Dusty’s Voice Music Competition.

Also at the annual event will be field events, inflatables a dunking booth and face painting. Single tickets are $25 and 5 tickets are $100. Kids 12 and under are free – cost of food included with your ticket. Gates open at noon, live auction starts at 2 and Dusty’s Voice starts at 6 p.m.

Dusty’s Voice will feature a $1,500 first place prize. There is a 25 artist / band limit. Each artist or band will play 1 song or 5 minutes. $50 per entry. First place wins $1,500 and second place wins $500. There is still room for a few entries. For Dusty’s Voice details or entry, call Justin McIntosh at 931-273-5194.

For tickets to the benefit, call Chris Elam at 931-273-3419 or Jay Nogodula at 615-653-7846.

Dusty’s Kids Day Is Friday, May 13

The annual kickoff for the Elam Foundation weekend – Dusty’s Kids Day – will be Friday, May 13.

All residents and businesses are encouraged to cheer on the kids as they are given a police escort from Coffee County High School at 9:30 a.m. The route will be from CCHS, to the intersection of highway 41/55, slight turn on 41, around College Street, back to Highway 55. Those lining the route are encouraged to bring pom poms, cheer and add messages to your marquees.