Charity auction continues with help from community after nearly $15,000 worth of memorabilia was stolen

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — They say the show must go on, and for the Jimmie Van Zant benefit concert, it did just that.

Action News Jax first told you on Friday night that iconic Rock n’ Roll memorabilia was stolen. The items were supposed to be auctioned to raise money for cancer research.

Nearly $15K of memorabilia was stolen from a trailer outside the Days Inn in Orange Park. Many of those items were collected over eight years and are irreplaceable.

On Saturday night the charity received help from the community, with quilts, T-shirts, whiskey bottles and one signed guitar to be auctioned off instead.

“Just do the best we can, people have been great about bringing stuff to help us. People are showing up and (making) donations: we will take what god gives us,” said Joey Willug, vice president of the charity.

The charity says that many of its patients depend on it for help and that donations helped it pull off the auction. Moving forward, the team is just hoping that what they brought in was enough to fill the void of what could’ve been.


Iconic, rock and roll memorabilia stolen in the middle of the night