FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fifth Annual Rockin’ for the Homeless Set to Roll On January 26
Renowned benefit concert will support John’s Place Mattituck Homeless Outreach and Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts.
On Saturday, January 26, 2013 Riverhead Polish Hall will open its doors at 5:30 PM to host the Fifth Annual Rockin’ for the Homeless benefit concert. In addition to being a fundraiser for John’s Place Mattituck, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to helping Long Islanders rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Once again, Rockin’ for the Homeless features high-energy, award-winning Long Island talents including: Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks, Who Are Those Guys, Rattlesnake Dawn, and Boot Scoot Boogie. The event, which includes food, door prizes, Chinese Auction, raffles and four hours of non-stop dance music from 6 PM until 10 PM, will be emceed by WLNG 92.1 FM’s Lisa A. Dabrowski. Lisa won Dan's Papers Best of the Best "East End Personality" award for the North Fork in 2012.
“We have always be blessed, and thrilled, by the turnout for Rockin’ for the Homeless,” said Caren Heacock, Director of John’s Place Mattituck Homeless Outreach. “We are truly grateful.”
Ticket prices are $25 per person in advance until January 25, $35 per person at the door. A limited number of guaranteed reserve tables of ten are available for $350 with advance purchase only at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church office. For office hours and directions visit http://www.mattpres.com. In addition to the church office, advance sale tickets are also available at Barth’s Drugstore, 32 East Main Street, Riverhead and at Polish Hall, 214 Marcy Avenue, Riverhead.
For details and credit card ticket purchases visit http:// www.rockinforthehomeless.org
“The event has been held traditionally on the last Saturday of January,” event organizer Tom Gahan said. “We’ve never been let down by the weather, the selfless support of the fantastic bands and volunteers and the generosity of the community.”
“Homelessness often comes quickly and unexpectedly. Hurricane Sandy displaced 40,000 Long Islanders. We’ve seen the effects first hand. There are so many heartbreaking stories…we want to do our part to continue to help those folks. I hope to see some new faces at the benefit this year. It’s an easy way for people to help make a difference.”
What: Fifth Annual Rockin’ for the Homeless
When: Saturday, January 26, 2013 6 PM – 10 PM
Where: Polish Hall, 214 Marcy Avenue , Riverhead 11901
Who: Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks, Who Are Those Guys, Rattlesnake Dawn, Boot Scoot Boogie
Why: Fundraiser for John’s Place Mattituck Homeless Outreach and Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts on Long Island.
Tickets: $25 advance $35 at the door.
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