Electric Amish concert to entertain community, benefit hospice organizations
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 true.

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) 742-5664.




Dec. 28, 2005

Contact information:
Lisa Decker
Director, Public Relations
Office: (765) 423-6565

Order Tickets Online at: www.longcentertheater.com

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