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Show to boost Jefferson teen’s well project

A benefit later this month will said Evan Frank, who is working to bring more wells to South Africa.

A benefit later this month will said Evan Frank, who is working to bring more wells to South Africa.

BERRYVILLE, Va. – Steve Warner and The Rolling Coyotes are lending a hand to a 13-year-old who wants to raise money for clean water wells drilled in South Africa.

Evan Frank of Harpers Ferry is aiming to place 100 clean water wells.

Warner and his band will stage a benefit concert, “Songs for Life,” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

The family-friendly event will also feature Ernie Benner, a teenage magician from Berryville.

Warner will perform “One Well at a Time,” the song he 
composed about Evan and his work.

The Jefferson High freshman began his well project at age 8 and has raised nearly $40,000 through bake sales, door-to-door solicitation, talks to community groups and by doing odd jobs.

He funnels all of the money he raises to Water for Life, a Texas-based organization that sponsors and coordinates safe drinking water projects worldwide.

Evan also has started his own endeavor, “Life.” Its purpose, he explains, is to persuade people to tackle one good deed every day.

Warner said he encourages families to come and “support a great cause for an amazing youngster who is a role model for us all. We promise a fun evening for all ages.”

Reserve tickets for “Songs for Life” online at barnsofrosehill.org or at the door.

The Rolling Coyotes is an acoustic trio featuring Warner, an award-winning songwriter who plays guitar, mandolin and ukulele, as well as Elliot Simon on piano and accordion and Andy Mosholder on bass and cello.

For more about the band, visit stevewarnermusic.com.

For more on Evan’s work, call him at 240-446-8988.

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