Blu Maxx will rock out again Friday night for a good cause. Pictured are Jeff Autry, Tommy Forgay, Jeff Hay and John Riley. Not pictured is band member Keith Cross.
COVINGTON - Two weeks after a serious motorcycle accident on Elks Club Road put Scott Anglin in intensive care at Atlanta Medical Center, friends of the 48-year-old Covington resident are hosting a benefit to cover his medical expenses.
Anglin, a local construction worker and father of two, was unresponsive after suffering a head injury during the accident, said his friend Jeff Hay, but has become alert in the last few days.
Friends are banding together while hoping and praying for Anglin's full recovery to host a benefit concert to take place Friday night at Ozone Bar and Grill, located at 8185 Old City Pond Road.
Blu Maxx, a rock band that hit it big in the Southeast in the '80s and '90s, will perform, along with Southern Steel. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 9 p.m. Door admissions and proceeds from raffles will "cover any expenses the family would have, including medical expenses," said Hay, a founding member of Blue Maxx. Tickets are $10.
"They've got enough to worry about. The financial support will be one less worry. At this point it's also an opportunity for his friends to have an outlet," Hay said. "It's one thing to call the family and say, 'Let us know what we can do', but we decided to get out in the streets and do something about it."
A photographer will be on hand to take photos that will go in a scrapbook, and all those who attend can offer get-well wishes in a notebook, both to be delivered to Anglin in the hospital.
"Any family who has ever had a time of need, especially unexpected medical expenses, can appreciate the fact that there are few ways to help a family better than lending financial support," Hay said. "I would encourage anybody, whether they know Scott or not, to take advantage, especially at Christmas, of this opportunity to give to a very worthwhile cause."