Concert to benefit fire family to be held at Mission Valley this afternoon

A concert to benefit the Walker family, whose Leawood home was destroyed by fire last weekend, will be held this afternoon in the mulitpurpose room at Mission Valley.

The Walkers were out of town visiting their son and brother Jack, a Shawnee Mission East graduate, when their Wenonga Lane home caught on fire early Sunday. No one was injured in the blaze, and fire crews were able to contain the flames before they spread to other properties, but the Walkers’ home was destroyed.

Rock Band Academy is hosting the concert, which starts after class lets out at 3:45 p.m. and runs until 5:30 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested for admission to the concert, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will go to a fund set up to help the family.