May 25th, 2016 – Balsam Range holds REACH benefit concert June 8

Article courtesy The Mountaineer.

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A SPECIAL NIGHT OF MUSIC — America’s leading bluegrass band, Balsam Range, will hold a benefit concert for REACH of Haywood June 8 at the Colonial Theater in Canton.


The historic Colonial Theater in Canton will come alive with the music of America’s leading bluegrass band, Balsam Range, in a benefit concert for REACH of Haywood County Wednesday, June 8. This “main event” fundraiser for the domestic violence/sexual assault/elder abuse agency will also feature special guests, acoustic-folk duo Shannon Whitworth and Barrett Smith.

“We are thrilled to have Haywood County’s own musical superstars and 2015 IBMA Vocal Group of the Year Balsam Range perform for the agency and I am sure that everyone will leave that night as big fans of Shannon and Barrett as well,” said REACH executive director Julia Boyd Freeman.

The special night of music will begin at 7 p.m. A very limited number of tickets available is at this time. Cost for general admission tickets is $40 each and can be purchased by calling the REACH office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 828-456-7898.

REACH of Haywood is a 501 (c) 3 agency that has served the residents of the county for more than 30 years. Those services include a 24-hour crisis helpline for survivors to call and access services, emergency shelter for survivors displaced from their homes, emergency food, medicine, clothing and personal care times for survivors who have fled their homes with no possessions, court/legal assistance program for survivors in the judicial system, extensive referral system to other social service agencies, individual counseling and support groups for survivors needing emotional healing, life skills management training for survivors who need help in learning to care for and support themselves and their families, community education and prevention programs including “Safe Dates” and housing assistance.

REACH is a member agency of the United Way of Haywood County. Those who are in need of assistance are asked to call 828-456-7898 or visit

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REACH of Haywood County, Inc. serves survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, community outreach and prevention education to empower individuals to live a self-sufficient life free of violence.


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