Chad Jones presents poster to Billy Sparkman

First Bank of Alabama CEO Chad Jones (left) presents Red Door Kitchen Chairman Billy Sparkman with a poster from last month's 3 Redneck Tenors concert at The Historic Ritz Theatre. The concert raised $6,350 for Red Door Kitchen.

TALLADEGA -- First Bank of Alabama CEO Chad Jones presented a check for $6,350 Thursday to Red Door Kitchen Chairman Billy Sparkman.

The check represented the donations brought in for a performance by the 3 Redneck Tenors at The Ritz Theatre last month.

The performance was underwritten by First Bank and hosted at no charge by The Ritz. Tickets were free, but everyone attending was asked to make a donation to support Red Door Kitchen.

“We’re super excited about what we’ve been able to accomplish with The Ritz,” Jones said. “We had a great turnout, and I think that really shows the giving spirit of this community.”

In addition to the check, Jones also presented Sparkman with a framed poster from last month’s event.

Sparkman was grateful for all the support the community has shown over the past few years.

“If it wasn’t for fundraising events like the 3 Redneck Tenors and the Afternoon of Praise every year, we wouldn’t be able to pay the bills,” he said. “I would really like to give special thanks for everyone who has come out and supported us.”

The Red Door Kitchen delivers about 100 meals per day to people who are not only at risk for being hungry, but also many times simply lack human interaction as well. Red Door Kitchen will also feed anyone who comes by its location on the east end of South Street during regular hours.

The Red Door Kitchen is a United Way Agency.

 

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