CLEVELAND--()--Join the Tremont-area nonprofit Merrick House for their annual benefit on Friday, September 14, 2012 at The South Side Restaurant (also located in the Tremont neighborhood).
“We rely on the support of very generous Clevelanders to help us achieve our monetary goals, which will secure these programs for years to come. We are committed to our mission of assisting, educating and empowering individuals, families and neighborhoods”
The event, which is a kick-off to the 14th Annual Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival, will include food, refreshments and entertainment, all for just $20/ticket. Special guest Terry Lee Goffee, the “ultimate” Johnny Cash tribute, will provide the music, and there will be a raffle with prizes valued at up to $1,800, with all proceeds benefiting Merrick House programming.
Merrick House, established in 1919, provides services to several Cleveland-area communities. Childcare, youth services, and teen and adult education are among the programs offered.
“Benefits like this one help Merrick House continue to provide outstanding and much needed services to those in our community,” said Stacia Naoum, Director of Marketing & Communications for Merrick House. “We rely on the support of very generous Clevelanders to help us achieve our monetary goals, which will secure these programs for years to come. We are committed to our mission of assisting, educating and empowering individuals, families and neighborhoods,” added Naoum.
What: Annual Merrick House fundraising event
When: Friday, September 14th, 2012
Where: The South Side Restaurant, 2207 W. 11th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113 (outside tent area). Parking is available at The South Side Restaurant
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Food & Beverage: Provided by The South Side Restaurant
Entertainment: Provided by Terry Lee Goffee, the “ultimate” Johnny Cash tribute. Terry will be performing for an hour beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Cost: $20 includes food and beverage
Tickets: For tickets and information, call (216) 771-5077. Tickets can be purchased at Merrick House, or at Wine & Design in Tremont. You can also purchase tickets online at: http://www.merrickhouse.org
Proceeds: All proceeds from the event go to Merrick House programming
Merrick House will be selling 6 fragrances from the Root Candles American Experiences collection at the benefit. Originally priced at $19.95 retail, these limited-edition Merrick House candles will be priced at $10 each, and all proceeds from the candles go directly to support Merrick House programs.
About Merrick House:
Merrick House is located at 1050 Starkweather Avenue in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. One of Cleveland’s original settlement houses, Merrick House is a neighborhood center providing services and programs to surrounding communities, including Tremont, Clark-Fulton, Stockyards, and Brooklyn Center. Merrick House provides what our neighbors need, including childcare, youth mentoring and GED preparation, as well as recreation programs, parenting education and the Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival. You can reach Merrick House by phone at (216) 771-5077, online at http://www.merrickhouse.org or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Terry Lee Goffee:
International artist Terry Lee Goffee has been a fan of Johnny Cash since he was 8. To honor his musical hero, Terry Lee became the “ultimate” Johnny Cash tribute, not to impersonate him, but to pay tribute to him. Portraying Johnny Cash in the first person, rather than just standing and singing the songs, Terry Lee is an actor in a play and literally becomes the character. Among the 34 songs included in the tribute are such Cash classics as: “A Boy Named Sue”, “Sunday Morning Coming Down”, “I Walk The Line”, “Ring Of Fire”, “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Hurt”. Terry Lee’s Tribute to Johnny Cash has taken him all across the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK. Find more at: http://www.terryleegoffee.com/
About Root Candles:
Medina-OH based Root Candles was founded in 1869 on the values of honesty, integrity, and “plain old hard work,” values that remain at the core of the company today. For over 140 years and five generations the Root family has created products that are renowned for their beautiful designs and fine American craftsmanship. Contact Root Candles at: 1-800-BUY-ROOT, or on the web at http://www.rootcandles.com/