‘Concert of Caring’ to raise funds for Catholic Social Services

Staff report

VERSAILLES — Plans are underway for the second annual “Concert of Caring,” a fundraiser for Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley’s Northern Counties Office. The event will be held at the BMI Speedway and Concert Venue in Versailles on Saturday evening, Sept. 19, and will feature vintage rock ‘n’ roll show Phil Dirt & the Dozers.

Ticket-holders for this dressy-casual event will enjoy a night of music and dancing held in a unique concert venue, a light supper buffet, complimentary nonalcoholic beverages, a cash bar, and the opportunity to bid on a variety of silent-auction items donated by area businesses and individuals. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Phil Dirt & the Dozers will take the stage from 8 to 11 p.m.

Phil Dirt & the Dozers will help you recapture those wonderful days when poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and the corner drug store were all a part of everyday life, concert organizers said. With their musical talent, high energy, and contagious sense of humor, Phil Dirt & the Dozers will transport you to another time and place – namely the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s of rock ‘n’ roll. This nostalgic show encompasses three decades of great music made famous by groups like The Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, The Righteous Brothers, The Doobie Brothers, and more.

Proceeds from the event will support CSSMV services for children and families in Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami and Shelby counties. Those services include counseling for all ages, early childhood intervention programs, and long-term care coordination for seniors.

Tickets for the Concert of Caring are $50 and include the entertainment, food, and nonalcoholic beverages. Anyone registered by Sept. 1 is guaranteed table seating on the main floor. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and sponsors will enjoy VIP, Premier, or Reserved table seating, signage, and program recognition.

Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online at www.cssmv.org/events. Tickets are also available at the following locations: Sidney Flower Shop, 111 E. Russell Road, Sidney; Readmore Hallmark, 430 N. Main St., Piqua; Galbreath Realty, 1026 W. Main St., Troy; Francis Furniture, 1410 Wayne Ave., Greenville; BMI, 791 E. Main St., Versailles; and CSSMV Northern Office, 1201 Fairington Drive, Sidney.

Staff report