Benefit scheduled for July 8

— A benefit will be held for George Brown Sunday, July 8, at the Cicero American Legion.

According to organizers, George Brown has worked his entire life providing for others. Due to an unexpected illness of bone and lung cancer, he can no longer work and he can’t afford medical insurance. Even with the help of his family, medical bills are overwhelming.

Featuring performances by the Fulton Chain Gang and Chris Taylor & The Custom Taylor Band, the benefit will also have food, drinks and raffles. Advanced sakes tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids (6 to 12 years old); 5 and under are free. All proceeds will go to George’s medical bills; call 439-0303 for tickets.

About George Brown

George worked on his grandfather’s farm from 9 years old until his teenage years. At the age of 17, he married Germaine Dority (Brown). It was a love at first sight marriage lasting 53 years, until Mrs. Brown’s passing of lung and brain cancer recently. They conceived five children, George Brown Sr., Charles Brown, Michael Brown, Shelley Brown-Fleming, and David Brown. Throughout his early career, George worked at various factories and eventually started his own business called “George Brown’s Painting & Remodeling.”

He achieved the American Dream: a wife, family, house and his own business by working hard. George exemplifies responsibility and reliability, which is evident in his life achievements and services to his community.

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