The music of one of the most popular bands of all time will be the centerpiece of a fundraising concert staged by the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education.
The Eagles have sold tens of millions of albums since their debut in 1972 and they still draw huge crowds to concerts every year. 7 Bridges Band is the best-known Eagles tribute band and they will bring "the ultimate Eagles experience" concert to the Statesboro High auditorium on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m.
The Nashville, Tenn., band recreates the experience of an Eagles concert, featuring one popular hit after another with some Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix.
Tickets are available at the Statesboro Herald office, the Statesboro Visitors and Convention Bureau, online at eventbrite.com or from a Public Foundation Trustee.
Since its creation in 2006, the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education has funded nearly 200 innovative projects for Bulloch County teachers with grants totaling more than $150,000.
"We appreciate all the efforts the teachers put into teaching our students and that's what we're here for, to support the teachers in the schools," said Ann Cromley, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation.
"We can't begin to thank (teachers) enough for what they do," she said. "Some people don't realize that when their child has a particular unique experience in the classroom, that teacher took the time to apply for a grant to do that extra thing in the classroom."
The Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education provides a way for individuals, businesses, industry and civic organizations to invest in this community's education. Each year, the Foundation awards $20,000 in grants to benefit all students in Bulloch County.
Projects like aquaponics food towers that allow students to grow produce for school cafeterias and outdoor classrooms for environmental science research, like the Duck Pond at Statesboro High School.
The Foundation also presents the Bulloch County Teacher of the Year with $1,000.
Cromley said that one desire of the Foundation is to match up donors and projects so that the Foundation can continue to fund new innovative ideas each year.
Cromley is passionate about supporting Bulloch County teachers and said the Board of Trustees share her enthusiasm. Trustees for the Foundation are: Billy Yawn, Josh Aubrey, Tara Mincey, Lori Durden, Donna Martin, Priscilla Clifton, Gwen Lane, Angie McGlamery, Debbie Clark, Jaclyn Cason, Beth Freeman and Christina Larson.
Cromley said, "We hope a lot of people will come out to the concert, to not only support the Foundation and our teachers, but to have a nice evening out."