UNION — Singers, dancers, and musicians will put their talents to a very good and very special use in a fundraiser for a young girl battling leukemia.
In June, the Union Music Club announced that it had selected Maisie Fisher as one of the recipients of the Nancy Lewis Wilburn Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. That same month it was announced by Presbyterian College that Fisher, who’d just completed her junior year there, had made the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester.
Fisher, a graduate of Union County High School where she was a member of the gifted and talented class, was a piano student of Suzy Smith, a recipient of the Boinest Morgan Medal, and salutatorian of the her graduating class at UCHS. At Presbyterian College, Fisher, who is the daughter of Frank and Tammy Fisher, has taken piano for three years with Dr. Karen Buckland, is a member of the wind ensemble, the pep band, and the Delta Omicron music fraternity.
Unfortunately, Fisher is also a leukemia patient, having been diagnosed with the disease on May 17 of this year. She is currently receiving treatment at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville. Her illness and the treatment to combat it has meant that Fisher will be forced to miss the fall semester at Presbyterian College. She does, however, plan to resume her studies at Presbyterian and receive the various scholarships she’s been awarded including the Nancy Lewis Wilburn Scholarship from the Union Music Club.
To help her and her family with the costs of her treatment, the Union Music Club and USC Union will host a Talent Show Fundraiser for Fisher on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. in the USC Union Auditorium.
While the program will get under way at 7 p.m., there will be a prelude beginning at 6:40 p.m. with Gray Hipp, bagpipe instructor at Presbyterian College, playing bagpipe music.
The show itself will feature the following:
• A French horn solo by Ethan Miller.
• Musical peformances by “Uniquely Amazing,” the husband and wife duo of Trey and Akeah Kershaw. She will sing and he will accompany her on the piano.
• A mime number performed by “Strong and Mighty” composed of Trey Kershaw and E’Naiya Williams.
There will also be performances by a string quartet, a boy’s choir, and other vocalists as well as instrumental performances on guitar and banjo.
No admittance is charged for the show, but donations of any amount will be accepted at the door. All funds raised will go to help Maisie Fisher and her family with the costs of her medical treatment.
For more information and/or to make a donation call Suzy Smith at 864-427-7999 or 864-441-3314.