Community concert raises funds for “the love of John”

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Photo by Hailey McClellan/KMAN

MANHATTAN — A community gathering to support a retired music teacher was held Sunday.

Event organizer and Northview Elementary music teacher Laurie Davis says the concert came about as an idea in August to support longtime educator John Richard who is battling cancer. The concert was titled “For the love of John.”

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Davis says the impact that John Richard has had on the community was a key reason for the great turnout Sunday.

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John’s wife, Sandy Richard says she was grateful that he was able to see just how many lives he has impacted over the years.

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John himself was humbled by the experience.

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Davis adds that the Go Fund Me page for John will remain open for at least another month. Before the event started the fundraising page had raised already raised $5,500.00. By Monday morning that total had climbed well over $7,000.00.

Photos by Hailey McClellan/KMAN

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