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Embers’ show raised $3,000 for charities

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As a member of the Lancaster Shag Club, I wanted to thank our community for the support for our recent fundraiser, The Embers Christmas Concert. Many of our community responded to our plea for sponsors to help fund the overhead costs of booking the band, providing a venue, printing tickets and all the other costs with putting on a show of this magnitude. The Gainey family, Founders Federal Credit Union, Hendrick Honda, P M Caskey Construction, Chandler’s Collision, Palmetto Auto Sales/Porter’s Used Cars, Lancaster Pawn & Jewelers, Jackson Shrine Club, Lancaster Moose Lodge, Cauthen Motors, McBride’s Building Supplies, R & R Air Control, Hartley – Burgess Funeral Home, the Zvejnieks Foundation of SC and Gene and Janis Sistare were our community sponsors. Rapid Signs provided the banner and signs to help us promote the event. Door prizes were provided by Annette’s Hallmark, Comporium, Ray’s Flowers, 521 BBQ and the Dream Team Foundation.
We also want to thank The Lancaster News, CN2, See Lancaster, 90.3 WRBK and 91.7 WSGE for helping to promote our event and Dr. Joe Keenan, Lancaster High School principal, Lee Sinclair and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office for a nice, safe venue to enjoy the show.
And last, but not least, thanks to our community for embracing the idea of having a band known for its beach and shag music, The Embers, perform a Christmas concert to raise money for local charities for our children.
With the combination of sponsorships, ticket sales, donations of time, money and toys, Lancaster Shag Club was able to donate two boxes of toys and $1,000 to the Toys for Tots program, $1,000 to the Dream Team Foundation and $1,000 to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
It is our wish that you will continue to support local causes. If we decide to host this show again next year, we hope to have your continued support and that you will tell all your friends how much you enjoyed the show. Then, hopefully, we can give back two-fold.
 I hope it warms your heart as much as it has ours to know that in tough times with so much wrong in the world, that we, as a community, can pull together to make a difference. We are Lancaster.
Merry Christmas to you all.

Renee’ Baker
Lancaster