Tecumseh Club to host special ‘Holiday Music Palooza’ benefit for Tecumseh Service Club

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Tecumseh Service Club coordinator Colleen Sunderland and benefit organizer Jim Harvey at the Tecumseh Club. Photo by Jim Lincoln.

The Tecumseh Club will host “Holiday Music Palooza” on Saturday, Dec. 15, at its club site, over the Basil Boys Restaurant. The event is a benefit for the Tecumseh Service Club, and is open to the public.

Children and their families are invited to visit with Santa from 2-3 p.m. and are encouraged to drop off letters for Santa. Hot chocolate will be available to all. Admission for the Santa visit is $5 per family. Cameras are welcomed to capture the visit.

Past Tecumseh Club president, Jim Harvey, who is also a professional deejay, said that several area musicians have already stepped forward to perform at the event, beginning at 3 p.m., and includes artists such as Jake Larsen, Jeremy Blaska, Jim Ingle and Pat Dunn.

The headline band, Billie Lewis and the Soulbacks, will perform at 6 p.m. Admission for the performances is $5 per person at the door. Food and drink specials will also be in effect.

Throughout the day a silent auction will also take place and includes such items as Jet Ski rentals, a weeklong stay at a cottage on Sand Lake, and many other items.

“It’s amazing how many people have stepped up with donations for the silent auction and offers of time to perform,” Harvey said. “It all happened in a short time.”

Harvey said the board of directors at the Tecumseh Club was going to adopt a family through the Service Club, then its desire to help someone during the holidays evolved to something bigger.

“To me, there is no more fitting charity than Tecumseh Service Club because all their funds are used locally,” said Harvey. “And they don’t just help people at Christmas, but year round.”

The group is still accepting donations for the silent auction and Harvey may be contacted at 517.403.3675. The Tecumseh Club entrance is at the rear of the Basil Boys Restaurant from the city’s Northwest parking lot. It is also accessible with an elevator.

“We invite people to come up, listen to some music, donate to a good cause and pick up some guest items for a great organization,” said Harvey. “It’s a family-friendly, kid-friendly event.”




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