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Sylacauga hosts "Sylabration" on Saturday

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SYLACAUGA - AL -

Cass Curtis, remembers his experience on April 27th, when a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa, destroying his home at the time.

"One of the things I realized is that it's my place to help, its my place to serve," says Curtis. "So I came home. With Sylacauga not being affected, I thought it was imperative for us to come forward and help those areas that are in need."

Now, Curtis and other community leaders are putting on a Sylabration this Saturday at Legion Stadium in Sylacauga.

The goal is to raise funds for those still struggling to recover from the April 27th and January 23rd tornadoes.

"They still have people falling through the cracks and still a lot of things that still need to be done and we just wanted to be a part of that," Sylacauga mayor Sam Wright says.

Wright says his city rallied behind those communities and helps in any way it can. Because someday, Sylacauga could be the one needing help.

"It's all about 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you'," says Wright.

Along with fundraising, the city will celebrate its fifth year of being designated one of the 100 best communities in the nation for young people, awarded by America's Promise Alliance.

The Sylabration is June 2 from 4pm to 9pm. Country music group Diamond Rio will be performing.

Pre-sale tickets cost $25 or $30 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.