Laughter to the Rescue

Comedy Barn Theater Owner Buys a Truck to Provide Supplies for Hurricane ravaged Areas, and Rescue Victims

090605.jpgPigeon Forge, TN – As word of Mr. David Fee’s kindness travels, more residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama pour into the Pigeon Forge area seeking refuge. The storm-battered families are finding clothing, food, housing, and entertainment when they step into the big red barn just off the parkway in this busy tourist area.

In addition to assisting the refugees while they are in town, Mr. Fee’s heart has been touched by the story of a family trying to deliver much needed supplies to family members and retrieve belongings from a Katrina-torn region of Mississippi. No moving truck rental facilities would work with this family.

“I saw car dealerships all over town packed with trucks.” Fee Explains. “That’s when it hit me. I can buy a truck for these people to use to take care of their homes and families. No rental fee and no strings attached. They need a truck this weekend…I’m getting them a truck.”

By Friday evening, a truck full of food and supplies will make its way from The Comedy Barn Theater to people in need of help. Mr. Fee also plans to fit as many people as he can safely place in the truck and bring them back to East Tennessee, where food, shelter, and smiles await them.

“This is a tourist area. We have the room for Katrina’s victims. Many have found us, now I am going to get them.” Fee says, “I am just tired of seeing the chaos afflicting these helpless people. We can help, so we are. I’ll send that truck back and forth for weeks if I have to.”

The list of good deeds originating from The Comedy Barn Theater and its owner, David Fee, is ever growing.
Fee and his team are going above and beyond to help Katrina’s innocent victims from providing shelter, food, entertainment, and clothing, to getting transportation for families. From now until September 12, Fee is offering free admission to the Comedy Barn Theater for all residents of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi who present a valid driver’s license at the box office. Mr. Fee has become the catalyst for hurricane assistance in his city, organizing the Mayor’s office, Department of Tourism, The American Red Cross, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues. All of this follows a sizeable donation Fee made to the Red Cross earlier this week. The Comedy Barn Theater has become the primary point of contact for Katrina’s refugees who travel to East Tennessee to receive the help they need.

“I know I can’t help everybody.” David admits. “But, I want to encourage everybody to help somebody. That will make a difference.”

David Fee is the co-owner and President of the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, a company dedicated to family, faith, and fun. The Comedy Barn Theater is the Fee/Hedrick flagship venue, running for more than 10 successful years in Pigeon Forge. The Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show and Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show also operate under the family entertainment group’s umbrella. In March of 2006, THE MIRACLE THEATER, one of the largest faith-based entertainment venues in the United States will open with an all original epic musical production called: The Miracle. Call 865-428-5222 for show information or reservations.