2012 Buddy Bash set for June 9; American Cancer Society benefit to rock all day at Cedar Isle
by David Webb
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SEVEN POINTS -- The 2012 Buddy Bash party benefiting the American Cancer Society kicks off Saturday, June 9, from noon to deep in the night at Cedar Isle Baja Club and Restaurant.
The annual event, which has raised a total of almost $40,000, during three previous summer celebrations, is held in honor of Morris "Buddy" Hopkins, who died of cancer. His friends, including Cedar Isle owners Lew and Bernie Talbot, celebrate his memory each year with a rock concert, food fest and charity auction.
The bands playing this year include Full Circle Rising, F1-11's, Lostboys, Danny Banda, Broken Silence, Speake Tribe, ASAP, Next to the NEBULA, Dino Danger and Heather Elles.
The Talbots donate 100 percent of the door charges during the day to the benefit. The door charge is $10 for the day, and the barbecue buffet is $5.
The event is organized by guitarist Eddy Hopkins in his father's memory, and all of the musicians donate their time for the charity.
The silent auction items will include signed Dallas Cowboy gear, household goods, haircuts, boat rentals, body waxes, waterfront cabin rentals, scuba gear, skis and more items donated by local businesses and friends of Hopkins.
Sponsors of the event in addition to Cedar Isle, include the Dallas Cowboys, Twin Palms Trading Co., Big Chief Landing, UPS Store, KCKL, Solar Screen, Cedar Creek Pinnacle Club, Cedar Creek Lake Country Club, The Monitor, Athens Country Club, King's Creek Country Club, Texas Zip Line Adventures, East Texas Gold & Silver, WFAA Anchor Gloria Campos and Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Air Show.
Pictured below are Bernie and Lew Talbot.
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