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Kenny Rogers To Perform At Seaside

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Kenny Rogers, legendary singer, performer and actor, will hold a benefit concert on Wednesday, Aug. 2, for The Lighthouse Family Retreat in Seaside. Tickets are $58.

For the past two years, entertainer Amy Grant has performed at the retreat’s fundraising concerts. But when rescheduling conflicts arose and Grant was unable to perform this year, the Lighthouse staff began looking for alternatives.

Their No. 1 choice was Kenny Rogers. And, quickly and simply, he was booked. “He was very willing to do it and very excited to come down and do what he can to help us out,” said Melissa Marcinkowski, who handles marketing for the Lighthouse. He’s been entertaining his fans since the 1960s.

The Lighthouse serves children with cancer and their families at a seaside retreat and helps them to laugh, restore family relationships and find hope in God, the news release said. This year, families living through childhood cancer from more than 13 states have already attended a Lighthouse retreat at no cost. Ticket sales from the Rogers’ concert will help offset a portion of the expenses for even more families to attend a retreat.

To purchase a ticket, call TicketMaster at (850) 434-7444 or go online to http://www.ticketmaster.com/. A limited number of tickets can be purchased at the Seaside Cottage Rental Agency.

The concert will be at 8 p.m. in the Seaside Lyceum. A limited number of VIP tickets are available by calling The Lighthouse office, (678) 455-5115. A donation of $2,500 will help send a child with cancer and their family to The Lighthouse for a week and will include four VIP concert tickets. A donation of $5,000 includes eight VIP concert tickets and a table for eight at the WaterColor gala before the concert.

All concert tickets are for lawn seating and are non-refundable. The concert will be held rain or shine.