By Carmen Rodgers

Staff writer

Residents of Tallassee have a big heart, a fact that has been proven time and again. Now it is two of the townspeople that are in need of help and a group of Tallassee alumni is stepping up to lend a hand with a Boston butt fundraiser this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Suzannah’s Photography, located at 305 James St.

“The Tallassee High School Class of 1981 is raising money to help Tony and Lee Ann Mann,” said event coordinator and THS class of 1981’s, Suzannah Wilson.

“Many Tallassee people will know Tony through his work as a police officer and Lee Ann as she cut hair for many years here in Tallassee, at Ronald Brantley’s barber shop, at her downtown place A Little off the Top, and then at her shop on Highway 14 near her home.”

Both Lee Ann and Tony have recently faced difficult health issues.

“Lee Ann has been diagnosed with cancer and she is on hospice,” said Wilson. “Tony is disabled.”

According to Wilson, Lee Ann’s classmates have rallied to support the couple during these troubling times.

“Lee Ann graduated from THS in 1981 and we want to help them out,” she said. “We are cooking Boston butts this weekend. They are $35 each and can be picked up between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Suzannah’s Photography.”

To place an order or make a donation, call Wilson at 334-283-8172 or 399-8029, or Lisa Butler Dunson at 334-391-4766.

The group will accept cash or checks. Checks should be made out to THS Class of 1981. Preorders are welcomed.