Seniors use country musicto help nonprofit charity — Country SERV’n Countries will feature live band, boot contest on Friday
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Cherokee High School seniors Levi Satterfield, left, and Hunter Burton are planning a benefit, Country SERV’n Country, on Friday as their Senior Project and hope the community will turn out for a good cause.<br>Special to the Cherokee Tribune
Cherokee High School seniors Levi Satterfield, left, and Hunter Burton are planning a benefit, Country SERV’n Country, on Friday as their Senior Project and hope the community will turn out for a good cause.
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Two Cherokee High School seniors are putting on a rousing benefit Friday that will feature a live band performance and a boot contest as part of the festivities.

The benefit, called “Country SERV’n Countries,” is a family event for all ages and is the senior project for Levi Satterfield and Hunter Burton.

It takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Cherokee High School stadium off Marietta Highway in Canton.

“We’re gonna have food and fun and a best boots contest, so everybody come dressed in your best boots,” said Tracey Satterfield, Levi’s mother.

Country music will be played in a live performance by the Nathan Ware band.

“We feel it is appropriate to have country music (at the benefit) and call the night ‘Country SERV’n Countries,’” Satterfield said.

All tickets are $10 at the gate.

Proceeds from the event will go to SERV International, a non-profit organization that serves foreign countries and provides food and clean water to underprivileged areas, such as in Kenya and the Dominican Republic.

“Each $10 ticket feeds 200 people,” Tracey Satterfield said.

SERV also builds homes and churches and has an orphanage abroad.

“They’re a great organization,” Satterfield said.

The “Country SERV’n Countries” benefit event came about from the schoolwork of Levi Satterfield, a senior at Cherokee High School, who works for SERV International.

He works at the SERV International store in south Canton after school each day, as well as on Saturdays.

“He has a passion for their cause because he gets to work with them every day,” his mother said.

All senior students at Cherokee High School are required to complete an end-of-high school project called the Senior Project.

“It’s several good causes in one,” Satterfield said of her son’s event. “It’s a Senior Project, so it’s a great thing to help a senior out, but then he’s doing it for such a good cause. And it’s a great community event, so there’s several fun little aspects about the whole event — you’re pulling together school, fun, family and ministry all at the same time.”

Levi said he hopes to draw a huge crowd with the event and donate $5,000 to SERV.

The SERV benefit looks to be a great event with a mix of fun and charity.

For tickets and other information call Levi Satterfield at (770) 241-9718 or visit Facebook (@ Country SERV’n Countries) or Twitter (@ CountrySERVnCountries).

In the event of rain, the benefit will be held in the Cherokee High School gymnasium.

The SERV’s store in south Canton is located at 3145 Marietta Highway. It is a for-profit discount retail store that sells items from baby products and home furnishings to chain saws, rugs and clothes.

“They can get just about anything there at the store,” Tracey Satterfield said. “It’s a great little place.”

The store gets shipments from all kinds of businesses, from Home Depot to Macy’s and Sears.

To learn more about SERV International visit www.servone.org.

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