Business Community Bands to Help One of its Own

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There isn't much good that can be said about cancer, but it can be encouraging to see a community respond to someone in need. That's exactly what's happening in Marietta with a benefit concert Friday night.

Shop owner, Becky Johnston had to close her store, Black Sheep, when she learned she had lip cancer.

Other merchants helped Johnston pack up, and some are even helping her sell some of her art and other merchandise.

However, it didn't take long for them to realize there was much more they could do.

"The wheels started turning; how can we help, what can we do. The next thing you know there's a meeting and within a day this whole benefit's put together," Karen Briley, with Schafer Leather Store, said.

The benefit starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lafayette Hotel, where there will be live music, auctions and refreshments.

They're also setting up a country store Friday night at Marietta's Garden Party on Front Street.

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