Organizers of the “Celebration of Danny Lowe’s Life” benefit concert to help the family with his medical expenses have released more information about the upcoming event.
Buck and Randy Caulley and Mariann Wright requested the use of the Historic Washington Middle School Auditorium through an agenda item at the September meeting of the Washington City Schools Board of Education, which was approved. The trio will hold the benefit concert on Sunday, Oct. 16.
Lowe, 59, of Washington Court House, passed away Sept. 18 following a five-month battle with cancer. He was born June 2, 1957, in Columbus, to Virgil Ellis and Wanda Aileen Smith Lowe, and was a 1975 graduate of Miami Trace High School, as well as a lifelong resident of this community.
According to Wright, the concert will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. A suggested donation is $10, but Wright said that those who want to give more are free to do so. Additionally, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle will offer more ways for the community to give to the family of Lowe.
“We felt that he deserves this help because of all of the things that he has done for the community, all of the things he has done for the schools and fairgrounds, just setting up, never charging what he should have charged and giving of himself,” Wright said. “I think that it’s time we give back to him. We are having a wonderful response to this and right now we have 13 acts that will be performing. We are very pleased with the response and we hope people come and support the life of Danny.”
Currently, performances include 30 OT 6, Takin Back Summer, Danny’s daughters Becca and Katy Lowe, Andy Sheridan, Doug Joseph, Don Bailey, Becca Eggleton, Megan McCune and more. For more information about the benefit, to donate items to the silent auction, or if any groups who worked with Danny would like to perform, call Wright at (740) 335-5222 or drop items off at the Washington Middle School Office with Alana Walters.
Lowe and his father formerly owned Lowe’s Crane and Lowe’s Welding, but he could be recognized for his personal business he owned and operated, Lowe Lighting & Sound, which served the community for over 40 years. Lowe provided sound, lighting and other services to schools, churches, fairgrounds and theaters across the state of Ohio. Whether for a pep rally, school musical, church production and more, Lowe could be spotted surrounded by his sound board and the rest of his equipment adding extra flare to any event he took on.
The obituary for Danny Lee Lowe from Kirkpatrick Funeral Home contributed to this article.