Family Variety Show supports Habitat for Humanity June 26


Kaylee Ann Disterdick, Jody Norris and Desiree Daniels Disterdick, from left, will perform in the Family Variety Show at Soddy Elementary School benefiting the Soddy-Daisy Habitat for Humanity build. Photo by Katie Ward

The Family Variety Show at Soddy Elementary School June 26 from 7-9 p.m. will benefit Soddy-Daisy Habitat for Humanity.

“The Habitat for Humanity homes are not handouts,” said Family Variety Show master of ceremonies Jody Norris. “The Habitat homeowners are people working trying to do well that pay monthly house payments according to their income. All the money raised at the Family Variety Show goes toward building the Soddy-Daisy Habitat for Humanity home for a family in need.”

Norris said the Family Variety Show is sure to entertain the crowd. Norris said he and band mate Derek Smartt play original songs as well as covers by Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Dan Fogelberg and Eric Clapton.

Fellow performers at the Family Variety Show will be 2010 Soddy-Daisy Junior Miss Kaylee Ann Disterdick singing along with her mother, 1982 Miss Tennessee and 1983 Miss America first runner up Desiree Daniels Disterdick. The show also includes performances from Elvis Presley tribute artist Gene Hodge, the Dulcimer Group and Habitat for Humanity homeowner Catherine Jordan.

“Twenty seven years later I’m still doing community service work after Miss Tennessee and Miss America,” said Desiree Daniels Disterdick. “We are excited about the show. It will be Kaylee’s first performance since the Soddy-Daisy Junior Miss.”

Collections will be taken up during the intermission to build the first Habitat for Humanity home in Soddy-Daisy.

Through fundraisers like the Family Variety Show and many more, the Habitat for Humanity project in Soddy-Daisy must raise $75,000 by the end of 2010 in order to begin building the home.


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