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Fundraiser for new Cherokee band uniforms features dinner and live music

October 23rd, 2013 8:44 pm by Jeff Bobo

Fundraiser for new Cherokee band uniforms features dinner and live music

ROGERSVILLE — They aren’t going to sing for their supper, but the Cherokee High School Marching Band will perform for new uniforms at a fundraising event scheduled for Nov. 9.

And as an added bonus, supper will be served to those in attendance.

“An Evening of Dinner and Music” is the first major fundraiser toward the Cherokee Band Boosters’ goal of raising $50,000 this year. The main purpose for the fundraiser is to purchase new uniforms for the band.

“Uniforms are expensive, but they have a 10- to 12-year life, so this is an investment for future students of Cherokee High School, as well as the current students,” said band booster fundraising committee chairperson Kim Cassidy. “Several businesses, such as Cooper Standard, First Community Bank, Rogersville Kiwanis, Food City, and Attorney Michelle Green, have already donated to our cause. We have also applied for several grants to help us raise the $25,000 to $30,000 new uniforms will cost us.” 

The Nov. 9 event begins at 6 p.m. at the Cherokee High School Commons. Band students will perform during the evening, and a meal will be provided by Klassy Katering.

A silent auction will also be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with many items donated by local businesses.

The silent auction features items such as: a professional Oral B Toothbrush System donated by Wing & Wing; Mary Kay Acne Kit donated by Kim Harville; Vera Bradley pocketbook and a Thirty-One pocketbook donated by Don & Michelle Green; pizza stone and DVD player donated by Citizens Bank; a CHS barn quilt and a UT barn quilt donated by Darlene Lee and Kim Cassidy; two wooden snowmen sets donated by Sharon Seal; sunglasses from Haygood Eyecare; a print of the Rogersville Train Depot donated by Becky Redding, primitive candlesticks donated by Kevin & Kim Cassidy, and a basket from Charmed Southern 

“We have new items coming in each week from supporters, so we know we will have a lot of things to choose from in the auction,” Cassidy added.

Tickets for the event are $12 donation for one person and $20 donation for a couple.

Carryout meals are available and can be arranged by calling (423) 754-2862 and leaving a message.

Tickets will also be available at the door.

Anyone interested in donating an item for the silent auction can contact Cassidy at (423) 754-2862 or Darlene Lee at (423) 923-0901.

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