Norfolk Pharmacist to Host Rock-'n-Roll Birthday Bash
NORFOLK - Bob Marshall is celebrating his 60th birthday - again. The owner-operator of Vital Care Pharmacy had so much fun celebrating his birthday bash last year with some of Norfolk’s rock-and-roll legends, he decided to do it one more time. And it’s for a great cause. Marshall and other members of the noon Kiwanis Club are raising money to help wipe out tetanus in third-world countries. Marshall says Americans haven’t had to worry about it for years, but that’s not the case in some poor countries where children often acquire tetanus when their mothers give birth to them on dirt floors. "It's a horrible way to die; the children die within two weeks after they're born," Marshall said. "They react negatively to sound, and to touch, and to light, so you just put them in a dark corner of the hut and let them die." Marshall said each tetanus vaccination costs $1.80. Musicians including Greg Goodman, Nick Leland, Rick Kutrous, Brad Krivohlavek, Dave Amick, Greg Lawhorn, and Marshall himself will take the Time Square stage. The event is set for the Time Square Event Center Saturday night from 7 to 11. There’s no cover charge, and Time Square will donate a dollar for every drink sold. A silent auction is also planned.