Benefit: Hundreds attend concert at Brooklyn Cracker Barrel & more to come
BROOKLYN, OH (WOIO) -
Several hundred fans showed up at the Brooklyn Cracker Barrel to hear country music star Josh Turner.
Turner performed at the restaurant where a man shot and killed his family back in April.
Kevin Allen shot and killed his estranged wife, Katherina Allen and their two daughters, Kayla and Kerri during a domestic dispute. Kevin Allen was later shot and killed by police.
Tuner is in town promoting his new CD. The star announced that his performance fee will be donated to Strongsville Schools, where Kayla and Kerri were students.
Because Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is so grateful to the Brooklyn, Ohio community for their support and acts of kindness that have been extended to the Allen
family and Cracker Barrel employees -- the company decided to designate June 11th as a day to support the community and continue the
Next Monday has been set aside as a special
day to raise funds for Strongsville City Schools.
"Cracker Barrel cares about this community and we
are here to stay," said Cracker Barrel General Manager Patricia Shawley. "We
think the best way to provide support that will touch the greatest number of
families in the community and honor the Allen family is to support Strongsville
City Schools, where Kayla and Kerri were students."
All day June 11, from 6:00 a.m. when Cracker Barrel's doors open in Brooklyn at 5100
Tiedeman Road, until 10:00 p.m. when they close for the day, 100% of sales,
excluding taxes and gratuities, on purchases in both the restaurant and country
store will be donated to Strongsville City Schools in memory of Kayla and Kerri
Allen. "We hope lots of people join us
to make this a very special day for our schools and to be here for each other. We're looking forward to sharing warm
welcomes, serving good meals, and helping guests find unique gifts in our country
special day benefiting Strongsville City Schools on June 11 will take place
only in the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store located in Brooklyn on Tiedeman