by Jeff Hahne
A benefit event being called Kilah-Palooza will be held at the Forty Rod Roadhouse in Mint Hill on Sunday, Aug. 12. Featuring 10 bands and a variety of activities, the fundraising benefit is for 3-year-old Kilah Davenport who was the victim of a severe beating. Davenport, whose stepfather is charged with the crime, nearly died and may never fully recover as she relearns how to walk, talk and eat.
The stepfather, Josh Houser, is charged with felony child abuse and is currently being held under a $1 million bond.