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Request for benefit concert raises concerns for city
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A letter to McMinnville officials requesting permission to hold a benefit concert on the empty lot on Court Square has raised some concerns.This fundraiser is slated for Aug. 15 and would benefit the family of Allison Cutrell, 17, who was involved in a four-wheeler accident and airlifted to Erlanger. Her remaining medical expenses are $15,000.Event organizers requested the city waive the rental cost of The Lot, as well as provide a stage for the event, close the street on the south side of Court Square from 4 to 10 p.m., and allow access to electrical outlets on The Lot and around the fountain.Fundraisers to help families pay medical bills are a regular occurrence. However, Alderman Everett Brock is concerned that once the city provides these items to one family, it would have to provide them, if requested, to all families.“I’m sympathetic to these people, but they are asking an awful lot and we’re setting a dangerous precedent here,” said Brock.