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When the Hospice Thrift & Gift Shoppe marked its first anniversary in Chiefland with a celebration festival. Justin Walton, 11, of Chiefland, took the first step on what could be his road to stardom.
Walton, a student at Chiefland Elementary School, was invited to sit in with the Electrik Fence Blues Band, entertainers for the event. Guitar in hand, he confidently claimed his place at the microphone and, taking the lead as vocalist and guitarist, he wowed the crowd with his rendition of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” a Bob Dylan classic. Accompanied by band members Jeff Norris, David Mendes and Mike Eorgan, Walton completed his set to enthusiastic applause and cheers.
The Hospice Thrift & Gift Shoppe at 2202 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, is a program of Hospice of the Nature Coast/Hospice of Citrus County, Inc. The group is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides end-of-life services to terminally ill patients and their families in 12 counties of North Central Florida.
Merchandise donated to and sold at the shoppe helps support services for local hospice patients and their families. More information about the organization is available at www.hospiceofthenaturecoast.org.