Joe Herbert and Stagecoach Productions are to host the ninth annual Benefit Bash March 24, with proceeds to support First Call for Help.
Herbert, who started the event nine years ago, has organized bashes to raise funds for other groups including Calvert High School and Seneca County Humane Society, for which $20,000 was raised last year.
"The people of Tiffin are really hurting right now," he said, adding he hopes to raise $10,000 this year.
Stagecoach Productions includes Herbert and other local residents interested in entertainment and charitable causes. This year's event is a program of Texas-style blues and Southern rock music, featuring Tiffin's Brazin' Bull and Columbus-based McGuffey Lane. McGuffey Lane had a few singles in the 1980s which were ranked in the Billboard Hot 100, and their newest album, "10," was released last year and features the song "Bartender."
The event is to begin at 6 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park in Bascom. In addition to music, people are encouraged to bring food and their own beverages. No beverages are to be provided and the event is open to people 21 and older.
Taxi service is to be available for attendees.
"This is as much a party as it is a concert, and you don't always expect that if you go to a concert. Here people come in and they listen to the music, and they bring their own food and drink," said Jack Wangler, past president of Seneca County United Way's board of directors, who added almost all of the work for the party was by Herbert.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. In addition, people and organizations can sponsor the event at bronze, silver and gold levels. For more information, contact First Call for Help Director Susan Beck at (419) 448-4357 or Wangler at (419) 447-4859.