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Region 8 school 'plays it forward' at benefit concert

Concert Benefit for Aaron Mobley (Source: KAIT) Concert Benefit for Aaron Mobley (Source: KAIT)
Concert Benefit for Aaron Mobley (Source: KAIT) Concert Benefit for Aaron Mobley (Source: KAIT)
Concert Benefit for Aaron Mobley (Source: KAIT) Concert Benefit for Aaron Mobley (Source: KAIT)
Concert Benefit for Aaron Mobley (Source: KAIT) Concert Benefit for Aaron Mobley (Source: KAIT)
PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

Crowley's Ridge Academy in Paragould decided to help pay for a former student's medical bills with music. 

A benefit concert was held at the school in honor of Aaron Mobley Monday night.

Mobley was in an accident on New Year’s Eve that put him in the hospital for quite some time.

In order to help his family with medical bills, some students and teachers decided to host a concert.

This isn’t the first time the school has tried helping out Mobley and his family.

Elizabeth Ramsey, a senior at CRA, started “Tasty Tuesday” where students bring breakfast items to sell during the day.

So far, that has raised over $1,200 for the family.

“I know just everybody at CRA is just all a big family so everyone wanted to help out the best they could,” said Ramsey.

Susan Lewallen, a teacher at CRA, says the concert shows how much the school really cares about their students.

“We just wanted to help the family,” Lewallen said. “Their medical bills will be unbelievable but mainly we wanted to show that we love them and care about them.”

Lewallen said that students were excited about the benefit concert because it was a way that they could do something they loved while helping someone at the same time.

She said the concert raised over $1,000 with 170 people in attendance.

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