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9 Mar 2012


Local man plans Davy Jones Memorial

March 8, 2012
The Altoona Mirror

Michael Shoenfelt of Roaring Spring has organized a memorial for The Monkees lead singer Davy Jones in Beavertown, near Lewistown, which will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Jones had a residence in Beavertown.

"I've been a Monkees fan for 25 plus years," Shoenfelt said, adding that after Jones' death, he heard the Jones family would like to do something in Beaver-town, but nothing was planned.

"I just decided to do it," Shoenfelt said.

He met with the mayor of Beavertown, and a Face-book event page was set up to get the word out.

"There are 438 confirmed people (who will attend the event) on Facebook," Shoenfelt said, adding he expects at least 750 people to attend.

The memorial will begin at noon at the Fireman's Carnival Grounds on Sassafras Avenue, then, after an intermission, will continue at a former church, which Shoenfelt said Jones had bought to turn into a museum and community theater.

The lineup follows:

At the Carnival Grounds - music jam by invited musicians, Davy's friends speak, reading of comments of some of those who could not attend. People are asked to bring a lawn chair, or bring rain gear in case of inclement weather.

Intermission will follow with information on the location of the former church where the rest of the memorial will be held.

There will be a laying of flowers, photos and other gifts in memory of Jones, then closing remarks will be given.

For more information, go to www.facebook.com/ events/316558838393269/

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