Above, attendees at a Battle of the Bands benefit for Artesian Jimmy Allison participate in a silent auction Saturday at Hotel Artesia. At left, Country Charm entertains the crowd. Grace Miller - Daily Press

Above, attendees at a Battle of the Bands benefit for Artesian Jimmy Allison participate in a silent auction Saturday at Hotel Artesia. Below, Country Charm entertains the crowd.
Grace Miller – Daily Press

Battle of the Bands Band 1- Country CharmBy GRACE MILLER
Daily Press Staff Writer
In the face of adversity, good friends, good music and good food brought out many supporters during a Battle of the Bands benefit held Saturday at Hotel Artesia.
Volunteers utilized every person’s talents and skills for the event, with all proceeds to go to Jim Allison, who has been fighting cancer at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., since December. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.