Despite Thursday, September 19, being when North Texas Giving Day seems to totally dominate everything, there are still other fundraising events taking place that day. For instance, The Bridge is holding “We Are One: A Night With Larry The Cable Guy” at The Shed in the Farmers Market.
If you don’t know who Larry is, then Jeff Foxworthy is probably not on your radar either. With a baseball cap, working-man wardrobe and mile-long drawl, Larry came to fame as an original member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Surprisingly, the Nebraska native, whose real name is Larry Whitney, didn’t come by his southern drawl as a little one. He explained, “I went to college in Georgia, so I picked up the Southern accent. I talked like that with my friends all the time, because it was fun. It was funny.
Kicking off at 7:00 p.m., there will be a barbecue dinner provided by such restaurants as Dallas Chop House, Mudhen Meat and Greens and Slow Bone.
You just know that you’re going to be worn out from reading all your NTGD emails, so why not spend the evening laughing at Larry’s “blue collar” sense of humor and support the homeless in their journey to have homes? Take Larry’s advice: “It’s nice if people can finally loosen up a little bit and just out laugh at silliness. I mean, people take themselves way too seriously sometimes.”
* Graphic provided by The Bridge