Georgetown bar hosts benefit concert for deputy Jaime Morales
The second of two fundraisers, in less than two weeks, was underway Sunday evening at the Tipsy Cow Bar in Georgetown. Proceeds are going to Scott County Deputy Jaime Morales.
More than $1,100 was raised during the bar's cornhole tournament back on September 18th, which generated a lot of excitement for Sunday's concert series.
"People are having fun. People are hollering," said attendee Keith Johnson. "I was like, well I definitely want to go support that if I can. Try to get as many people as I could to come over," said Johnson.
Despite the heat, bar owners say the turnout was pretty good since many in the community feel a special connection to the cause, including the five different bands that took the stage.
"I've played benefits for a lot of different reasons, but this one kind of hits home for me," said musician Tyler Halsey. Halsey shared the stage with Brad Alford, Bootsie & Funkabilly, George Molton & Avery Crabtree, and the Bedford Band who performed throughout the day.
The show started at 1 p.m. on Sunday and pushed through well into the night. It was ten dollars to get in, with all proceeds going to Morales.
The beloved deputy was shot on duty earlier this month and was left 90 percent paralyzed. Multiple fundraisers have popped up since the shooting, but people in Georgetown say they plan to keep the momentum going.
"Deputy Morales' dad stopped by earlier, just kind of, to say thank you for everything we've done for his son. All the money that we've raised," said Tipsy Cow Bar co-owner Brad Weaver. "His dad just came by and we spoke with him, and he let us know how much strength it has given him and how much hope it has given deputy Morales. It's working," elaborated co-owner Scottie Williams.