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Friends hold 'Slap-Fest' for Slappey family

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  An event in downtown Albany will look to help the family of an Albany man who drowned while duck hunting on Lake Seminole.

34-year-old John Slappey left behind a wife and his 18-month-old daughter.

Tonight, the community is expected to come together in an event called Slap-Fest to honor his memory. The event will kick off at 6:30 PM at the State Theater with a silent auction.

Organizers say there will be nearly 100 different items auctioned from jewelry to hunting trips. His brother said it's nice to see how many lives his brother touched.

"He touched a lot of lives," said Andrew Dismuke. "You know your really see what people are made of when you see all of these people giving what they can and when everyone pulls together, if everyone pulls together it really turns out to be a big deal."

Five bands will also perform at tonight's event, including Evan Barber and the Bo Henry Band. Admission is $10.00.

On December 20th, Slappey was pulled over a spillway at the Jim Woodruff dam while duck hunting on Lake Seminole. His body was found a month later in Florida.

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