Frankie Valens will perform at fundraiser

Staff report


Frankie Valens, whose pop music career flourished in the 1960s, will come to Austintown on April 5 and 6 to help raise money for the Ohio Parkinson’s Association.

Valens will perform in concert with special guests Russ Nottingham, Men in Black quartet and Debbie Dorman at 6 p.m. April 6 at Highway Tabernacle Church, 3000 S. Raccoon Road.

Admission is free, but an offering will be collected.

A dinner/auction with Valens will begin at 6 p.m. at Highway Tabernacle. April 5.

Tickets are $20 per person.

Signed music and sports memorabilia will be for sale.

An educational symposium will begin at 9 a.m. April 6 at Highway Tabernacle.

Doctors from the Ohio State University Medical Center will address the latest in Parkinson’s disease research and treatment.

The event includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Admission is free.

All proceeds will benefit Parkinson’s disease research.

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