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Quickdraw Phillips / Press

“Gator-Harley Davidson hosting Bloodapalooza 2014 February 20, 2014 LEESBURG — The name of the event is certainly eye-catching — Bloodapalooza 2014. An event Saturday to generate blood donations will have a festive atmosphere, with area bands performing throughout the day on the Gator Harley-Davidson stage. OneBlood, the statewide blood bank based in Orlando, and Lakefront TV are joining Gator Harley-Davidson in staging the event at the motorcycle business at 1745 U.S. Highway 441. Headlining the festivities will be the Umatilla-based band Neon Truckers with their energetic takes on favorite country songs. Other performers include Liquor Boxx, Chris and Doug from Enajyram, Michael Hartman and Paul Evans from OneBlood, which will have red buses to accept donations. Blood donors may be enticed by a Bloodapalooza T-shirt, free hotdogs and refreshments plus prize raffles for EA Sports gear. Also, the first 100 donors will receive a free gift bag with coupons.”

“Pennsylvanian music lover Doris Paisley took a chance on young Neal Phillips when she agreed to teach the preschooler violin. Neal became her youngest student ever. When Doris Paisley passed away in 2011, Valencia faculty member Neal Phillips found a way to honor his childhood violin teacher: by providing scholarship funds for musically inclined students to attend college. Last week, two Valencia College students each received a $1,000 Instrumental Music Scholarships in memory of Ms. Doris Paisley. Both students have a passion for music; the scholarship funds will provide students the resources to explore their love of music while at Valencia and still afford core classes. Pictured here are students Melody Cook and Jim Reyelt. They are joined by Neal Phillips (wearing a violin tie in honor of Doris Paisley) and Troy Gifford, program director and music professor at Valencia College.”