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Groovin’ for Morgan: Benefit concert brings hundreds to Lake Wylie

Morgan Williams, 16, of Charlotte was out of the house for the first time in more than seven months to enjoy a day at the lake with a concert held in her honor Sept. 28.

Lake Wylie Children’s Charity Benefit Concert brought hundreds out to T-Bones on the Lake lawn for seven hours of music and activities to support Williams, who has been battling Crohn’s disease since she was 8. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.

Along with a day of music, the event included a silent auction, bake sale, activities for children and concessions. The lineup featured Bobby Ray Bittle, Early Ray, Stolen Hearts (right), The SwashTones, Noma Trio featuring Jill Dineen and Fiftywatt Freight Train.

The charity, run by volunteers, has raised more than $50,000 in the past helping local families who battle with childhood illnesses.

In recent years, organizers have added a poker run, which will be Oct. 18. Organizer Kate Legg said this year it will be a night event, patterned after a successful event in the Charleston area.

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