Rockin’ in the New Year

Mahoney Road’s 5th Annual New Year’s Eve fund-raiser to benefit Gary Moon

From Staff Reports

Dec 27, 2007 - A rockin' New Year’s Eve party is planned for Monday night that will benefit a local resident who’s been a longtime supporter and member of local law enforcement groups and a firefighter.

Staff Photo by Angela Pitts

Mahoney Road will showcase its talents at The Lodge during the band’s 5th Annual New Year’s Eve fund-raiser, benefitting Gary Moon. Mahoney Road members shown are Rick Murray, Bob Day, Joe Weaver, David Graves and Danny McLeroy, with Angie English in back. Not pictured are Keith Steele, James Duran and Jason Roberts. Tickets to the celebration are $75 and available through Friday at Net Data, or call Net Data at 903-885-0818 or David Graves at 903-243-1836 through noon Monday.

The Lodge will be the site of the the fifth annual “Mahoney Road New Year’s Eve Party” from 8 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1. The fun-filled benefit, which includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, party favors and breakfast, will raise money this year for Gary "G.W." Moon.

Moon, formerly a reserve sheriff's deputy and volunteer fireman, and a 20-year member of the Sheriff's Posse, earlier this year started treatment for liver failure and was put on the waiting list for a liver transplant. Several benefits were held for him earlier this year as he had no insurance due to previous health problems.

Mahoney Road is a local rock 'n' roll band based heavily in classic rock from the 60s and 70s. The group is the product of a handful of local professionals and business people. Given that the band is only a sideline, they have proven to be a suprisingly adept group of musicians.

Mahoney Road’s members include Joe Weaver (guitar and keyboard), Keith Steele (bass guitar), Bob Day (rhythm guitar), Rick Murray (drums), David Graves (keyboard), Angie English (vocals), Danny McLeroy, James Duran and Jason Roberts. This year’s benefit will also include a special appearance by Danny Langerman.

The annual party is always considered a great way to spend New Year's Eve, but the gathering also helps people by benefiting local charities.This if the fifth year for the band to sponsor a fundraising New Year’s Eve party, and each has been incredibly fruitful for the benefactors. Over the past four years, almost $60,000 has been raised for organizations such as Chrysalis House, Hopkins County Community Action Network and the Star Nuckolls Foundation.

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve party are $75 each and available in advance through Friday at Net Data, 1110 Enterprise Drive in Sulphur Springs. Tickets will NOT be avaialable at the door.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call Net Data at 903-885-0818 through noon on Monday or contact David Graves at 903-243-1836.

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