Christmas from Landyn and Levi Inc., a nonprofit ministry that collects new toys and necessities for children fighting cancer while in the hospital during Christmas, is having its third annual Singer/Songwriter Concert at John T’s BBQ on the Square in Winchester on Saturday.
The event will be hosted by Dave Pahanish, who is a well-known singer and songwriter from the Nashville area who has written songs recorded by stars Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Jimmy Wayne.
Pahanish has several friends coming to perform, including his wife, Kristin Lee Pahanish.
It is a family-oriented show which usually includes their two daughters, Eva Kay, who plays tambourine, and Lily Miles, who plays harmonica.
The show begins at 11 a.m. and will last until 2 p.m.
Attendees are being requested to bring a new unwrapped toy or similar items.
Christmas from Landyn and Levi Inc. extends its thanks to those who support the Fill the Fire Truck Toy Drive, which provides Christmas for hospitalized children and gives them support in their fight against cancer.
Christmas from Landyn and Levi Inc. recently received a donation from the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors which held its annual charity golf scramble.
Proceeds are forwarded to Christmas from Landyn and Levi Inc. in memory of Franklin County children Landyn Statham and Levi Howard, who were cancer victims.
The money is used to purchase toys to brighten the lives of children who are hospitalized and battling cancer during the holidays.
Carolyn Statham, Landyn’s grandmother, extended her appreciation for the Association of Realtors’ contribution.
“We would like to thank this organization for their generous donation,” she said. “It means so much to us and will help numerous children have a wonderful and joyous Christmas.”
Christmas from Landyn and Levi was inspired by the two boys who were a blessing to everyone who met them, Statham said.
“They were always thinking and praying for the other sick children who were in the hospital with them,” she said, adding that the toys are divided and taken to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga, where Landyn received his care, and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, where Levi received his care.
“If you haven’t seen it with your own eyes or experienced it with your own heart, you can’t imagine what this means to the children and their families,” Statham said, referring to children who receive the toys. “Their smiles and sweet thank-yous will melt your heart forever.
“We would like to thank everyone who donated in the past and those who will continue to donate in the future. Please help us keep Landyn’s and Levi’s memory alive.”