Amish concert to entertain community, benefit hospice
The Electric Amish will present a concert at the Long Center for
the Performing Arts in Lafayette at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16,
2006. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Elizabeth
Hospice and the Never Too Late Foundation.
The Electric Amish, a nationally celebrated, Indiana-based
parody-band, are a feature on The Bob & Tom Show. Originally
created to fill an open slot in the annual Tipton Pork Festival,
the band's first song "Barn To Be Wild" was
continually requested by listeners during the non-Bob and Tom
hours on WFBQ-FM, the show's flagship station. The group is
known for their pseudo-Amish spins on songs by Jimi Hendrix,
Johnny Cash, Queen, Aerosmith and others.
"We are excited to not only return to Lafayette, but also
to be involved and give back to these two organizations that
benefit the Greater Lafayette community," says Kyle
Grayson, one of the Electric Amish.
"We know that people will enjoy the Electric Amish concert
and they can feel good about helping St. Elizabeth Hospice and
the Never Too Late Foundation at the same time," says
Melissa Nelson, bereavement coordinator for St. Elizabeth
Hospice. "Knowing we can turn to Never Too Late to fund
experiences for our patients allows us at hospice to encourage
them to dream big," says Nelson. "Developing a wish
with a patient gives him or her a bit of a future, something to
look forward to besides being sick. It helps them to live more
fully, despite a grave prognosis."
Never Too Late is a non-profit organization that funds such
dreams throughout Central Indiana. Founded in 2000 by Bob
Haverstick of Indianapolis, Never Too Late's primary purpose is
to reach out to people in nursing homes, assisted living
facilities, hospice programs and adult day care facilities
regardless of age and help make their dreams and wishes come
St. Elizabeth Hospice provides holistic care for people who are
at the end of life throughout Tippecanoe and surrounding
counties. The program focuses on comfort and quality of life
during one's final weeks or days. Hospice care may be provided
in the patient's home, at a nursing home or, sometimes, in a
hospital. Hospice also offers a 12-month bereavement program
that helps the family following the death of their loved one.
Tickets are available for the public at $25 for preferred seats,
$20 for main floor seats and $18 for balcony seats. Tickets can
also be purchased and then donated to hospice patients and their
families and caregivers through the Long Center box office.
Tickets are available at the Long Center for the Performing Arts
box office at 111 N. 6th St. in Lafayette or by calling (765)
Director, Public Relations
Office: (765) 423-6565