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Benefit Concert to Raise Money for Xavior Harrelson Reward Fund

This undated photo provided by the Iowa Department of Public Safety shows Xavior Harrelson. Harrelson, who vanished from a rural Iowa trailer park in Montezuma, Iowa, days before his 11th birthday, is still missing a week later, as state and federal investigators continue to look into what happened to him. (Iowa Department of Public Safety via AP)

(Radio Iowa) There’s a benefit concert in Grinnell tonight (Tuesday) to raise money for the reward fund for information about a missing 11-year-old boy. Xavior Harrelson of Montezuma was reported missing in late May. The benefit concert at the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds starts at 7 p.m. Tina Goff is part of the “Finding Xavior Harrelson” Facebook group.

“We just want to bring Xavior home,” she says. Goff says country singer Adam Whitehead of Marshalltown was instrumental in putting the concert together.

“Adam had mentioned that he was interested in helping us in the effort to find Xavior Harrelson,” Goff says, “and we thought the best way to do that was to put together this reward benefit.” There’s a silent auction as well as music from Whitehead and Hunter Mason, a singer and piano player from Ottumwa. Concert-goers are being asked to wear orange tonight (Tuesday).

“Xavior’s favorite color is orange,” Goff says, “so we really want just to show Xavior we care and are coming out for him, to bring him home.” All the proceeds from the concert will go to the reward fund for information on Xavior’s whereabouts. The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office says the reward fund has now reached more than 22-thousand dollars.

(Joe Lancello, KBOE, Oskaloosa)

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