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Gibson Brothers will play homecoming performance for seniors

— The Gibson Brothers will give a special live performance in support of Ellenburg Senior Housing residents at 7 p.m. on April 26 at the Northern Adirondack Central School, 5586 Route 11.

“This will be a homecoming concert, the band hasn’t played in the area in a while,” said president to the board of directors for the Ellenburg Senior Housing (ESH), Roman Miner.

The performance will be one of the first at Northern Adirondack’s newly finished auditorium which has been under construction for the last few years.

The Gibson Brothers are a fun and talented bluegrass group that took home the 2012 Entertainer of the Year Award at the 23rd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The same night the band won the “Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year” award for “Singing As We Rise.” The group will be previewing their upcoming 2013 release “They Called It Music.”

The concert will benefit the two North Country centers operated by Ellenburg Senior Housing.

“We do a fundraiser usually every year to help support the centers,” Miner said.

The fundraisers have supported the centers’ annual Christmas party, Wii machines for each facility and other things to improve the quality of life for residents.

“The Wii’s are a great addition for our seniors to use to stay active and have some fun and the Christmas parties are nice for everyone to enjoy,” said Miner. “The money we raise is just to get a little something more for the people there that isn’t in the facility’s budget.”

Tickets to the event are $18 for advance tickets or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Dick’s Country Store, 7429 U.S. 11 Churubusco; LeBarre’s Store, 5581 State Route 11, Ellenburg Center; Adirondack Penny Saver in Plattsburgh or by calling Miner at 293-7292.

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