VFW hosts King Bees Nov. 20

Article Published: Nov. 11, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

"It's a good operation."

And it's one you can shake your hips to.

Vietnam vet Barry Chapell will tell you, helping doesn't have to be taxing. It can be swinging. VFW Post 7031 is hosting the King Bees in Concert Nov. 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight, and it's all for the Hunger and Health Coalition.

"We like helping people, and this is something that we do," he said. "In the past, I've done benefits for the Hunger Coalition, but I've usually done them downtown at Murphy's or (Cafe) Portofino, but this year we want to do them at the VFW."

The King Bees consists of core members Rob "Hound Dog" Baskerville and Penny "Queen Bee" Zamagni," and is a summer Jones House favorite. They've played the world over, from Southern barrooms to New York's Lincoln Center to European tours, and they're still swinging.

It's not a listening room. Chapell expects you to dance and have fun on your feet.
"It will be a lot of fun," he said.

And it's just one of the events on VFW's radar. Earlier this year, a benefit with 12 bands was created to assist a veteran who lost a leg in Iraq. "We raised money to get him a service dog," Chapell said.

Expect another benefit for disabled vet Chris Collins around the first of the year, he said.

In the meantime, strap on your dancing shoes and start practicing, because Nov. 20 will be a blowout.

VFW Post 7031 is located just off State Farm Road at 144 VFW Drive. For more information, call the VFW at (828) 264-9570.

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