GIBSONTON — A free bluegrass, folk and country rock fundraiser to benefit the Cookson Hills Toy Run will be held Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the River's Edge Bar and Marina, 6226 Ohio St.
The event will feature live music, food and vendors. Music acts will include John McEuen, Gypsy Wind, Judy Tampa and the Bunko Squad, Jim Mason Experience, Tom Scudiero, Raiford Starke, Kelly Green, Terry Plumeri, Florida Boys, Tim Weir and Wild Bill.
T.C. Carr will be a special guest and Pete Gallagher and Gary Horrell from the Florida Folk Show on WMNF-FM 88.5 will make an appearance.
For information about music acts and vendors, contact Lisa Cremeans at (813) 671-9196.
The Cookson Hills Toy Run is an annual event where needy kids are treated to gifts in a picnic-style setting. The event will be Dec. 1. Organizers collect holiday gifts for more than 600 special-needs children, newborns to age 18, in Brandon, Seffner, Mango, Thonotosassa, Dover, Valrico, Riverview, Gibsonton and east Plant City.
For information about the toy run, contact Sheri Brown at (813) 643-5758.