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Bluegrass concert will benefit Literacy Forsyth
In memory of late community activist

If you go

* What: Kruger Brothers bluegrass band playing a concert to benefit Literacy Forsyth and Kathy Jolly

* When: 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday

* Where: Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St.

* Cost: $50

CUMMING — An upcoming concert at the Cumming Playhouse will benefit a local adult education nonprofit in memory of one of its founding members and longtime community activist.

The public is invited to attend the Kruger Brothers bluegrass band at 3 or 8 p.m. Saturday for the Kathy Jolly Benefit Concert for Literacy Forsyth.

Half of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Literacy Forsyth, which provides tutoring and English classes for adults in the area, said Rebecca Eller, executive director of the nonprofit.

“[Kathy] did a lot of work in her life to help families access education and literacy,” Eller said.

In addition to helping to start Literacy Forsyth, Jolly helped bring ESOL classes to Forsyth County, played a key role in the establishment of the school system’s Transition Services Center on Elm Street and raised nearly $369,000 for United Way.

She was honored with a CASA Light of Hope award last April  for her commitment to supporting children in need. She passed away in July at age 57.

Jolly and her surviving husband, Bob, loved the Kruger Brothers and bluegrass music.

The Kruger Brothers comprises a trio of musicians based in Wilkesboro, N.C., who play new American folk music.

“We are thrilled to be able to honor her work by combining two things that were so much a part of who she was,” Eller noted in a concert flyer.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at First Baptist Church of Cumming, 1597 Sawnee Drive.

For more information about tickets, call (770) 887-2428.