Jason Ashley & Doc Wilder Headline Big Benefit For Eric Labit This Saturday, Dec. 17 In Lake Charles
Southwest Louisiana folks always come together for a great cause and this Saturday is it will be no different. Family and Friends of Eric Labit are putting on a benefit concert, silent auctions, and food this Saturday, December 17th, 2022 at the Frosty Factory in Lake Charles starting at 1:00 pm.
Eric's daughter Maddie took to Facebook to make a post about the event and this is why the benefit is happening.
For those of you who don't know, on Monday, November 7th, Eric had a heart attack. Testing showed his heart was only functioning at 15%. Immediate surgery was not an option because it was too risky. On Friday, November 11th, he had open heart surgery and a quintuple bypass. Post-surgery he went into respiratory failure and also had a bowel obstruction. Eric stayed in ICU for 14 days and a total of 18 days in the hospital. We've got a long road of recovery and he will be unable to work until at the earliest January 2023. This fundraiser will help us with his medical expenses and bills, as well as a donation to a local heart foundation.
Folks around the Southwest Louisiana area will remember the name, Jason Ashley! Jason Ashley who will be playing the benefit that day is a talented country music artist who played around the Southwest Louisiana area with his band The Twangsters Union for years. Ashley was known for hits like Handle With Care, Ice Cold Beer, The Best Man and so many more. Ashley was the most popular artist in the area for several years.
Also playing is a fan and local favorite Doc Wilder. Doc is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet and is one of Southwest Louisiana's most talented country artists out there right now. Talk about a one, two-punch of entertainment that day!
The event will have a live & silent auction, plate lunch provided by Chad Pousson of Mr. Bill's Seafood Express, and live entertainment from Doc Wilder, Jason Ashley, and more!
Eric is a big supporter of McNeese and our community and now needs our help so we hope to see everyone out at The Frosty Factory this Saturday, December 17, 2022, starting at 1:00 pm!
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