Rodgers comes home to benefit Meals on Wheels

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Camas — Native son Jimmie Rodgers performed two 90-minute concerts at Journey Community Church on Sept. 25, to benefit Loaves and Fishes and its Meals on Wheels program.

Rodgers, born in Camas in 1933, learned music from his mother and became a chart-topper in the late 1950s and early 1960s with hits such as “Honeycomb,” “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.” (He shares a name and spelling with the country singer famed as "The Singing Brakeman," but he’s a different guy.)

Rodgers also signed copies of his new autobiography, “Dancing on the Moon,” and some vinyl copies of fans’ albums.

“Camas has always been my favorite place,” he said before the concert. “I always look forward to it.” He makes it back here ever few years.