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Benefit concert held for Millen cancer victim
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    A day of family fun will also benefit a Millen woman suffering from stage four lung cancer.
    Angela Elliott’s cancer has spread to her kidney, and doctors say she has less than a year to live.
    However, hope and prayer are alive and will be evident Saturday, July 14, as “A Day in the Country” gets underway at Hanging Rocks Plantation on Honey Ridge Road in Millen.
    The bands Southern A and Cissy’s Foxfire will provide music while participants enjoy a cornhole tournament, complete with prizes, and hamburgers will be sizzling on the grill, said Judith Taylor, event organizer and a friend of Elliott.
    Those who participate are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and there will be “music under the stars” in the amphitheater. Plans for rain are in place, she said.
    Admission is $10 a person, with children under six free.  Fees for the cornhole tournament are $5. Coolers are welcome, but glass containers are prohibited, she said.
    “All the proceeds are going to her,” Taylor said.
    Elliott has three children; a daughter died five years ago. Her oldest son suffered a brain tumor but is in remission, and is also raising her five year old niece.
    “Angela had to quit work because of treatments that she is taking,” Taylor said. “She has no insurance and is financially strapped.” Additional donations are accepted.
    Taylor may be reached at (478) 982-5388 for additional information.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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