Stattsfest sees Large Support following Theft of Charity Items

DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH- Volunteers and organizers for the sixth annual Stattsfest music fundraiser and festival hit a big road block late this week. Several items meant to be auctioned at the event were stolen from a volunteers vehicle.

That did not stop bands and friends from continuing the annual event that helps Savannah local Jason Statts pay for medical bills following a 2008 shooting that left him paralyzed.

Some items were recovered Friday afternoon, and organizers are seeing a large outpouring of support to make up for the stolen items.

“It’s been really great we’ve had a package from the Georgia tourism board that’s worth five hundred and forty bucks that they just dropped off, we probably got five or six new pieces of art work that have been donated in the last couple of hours from the word that’s been spread so it’s been really great,” says organizer Dave Williams.

Stattsfest continues through the afternoon Saturday and tickets are $20 at the door. All proceeds go towards helping Jason Statts with medical rehabilitation and treatment.

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