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A hero’s welcome
Party Tent cover charge will benefit local veterans
Those planning to enjoy the band
in the party tent at E.G. Nick's Friday
or Saturday night will meet a hero at
the door.
This year, there will be a $3 cover
charge to hear Big Ray and theMotor
City Kings who will entertain from 8
p.m. until midnight both Friday and
Saturday nights during the Fall
Festival. That donation will go to the
Plymouth-Canton Vietnam Veterans
of America Chapter 528, the men and
women who will also be taking the
cover charge at the door to the party
“We're trying to support local char-
ities that need the help. These guys
deserve all the help we can offer,”
noted Frank Agostini, co-owner of E.
G. Nick's. “Last year, when we asked
for a cover charge to fund a charity,
people were putting $10 and $20 bills
in the jars. It was amazing,” he said.
Agostini said the generosity of the
crowd may have been connected to
the popularity of Big Ray and the
Motor City Kings, who played in the
party tent during the Plymouth Ice
Festival in January.
“These guys are really good. They
just rocked the place during the Ice
Festival. We had so many calls asking
us when these guys would be back, so
we thought, hey, the Fall Festival is
perfect,”Agostini said.
Agostini, who is also the vice-presi-
dent of the Fall Festival committee,
said the activity in the tent this year is
aimed at getting families involved
and using the area to the best advan-
The A.M. Rotary Club has moved
the Spaghetti Dinner to the tent
Saturday night, there will be a pet
event, Tailgatin' for Waggin' Tails,
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday
organized by ThreeDog Bakery and a
12-foot TV screen in the tent for those
who want to watch the University of
Michigan take onNotreDame.
“We need to get more people
involved and get more people to this
end of town,” Agostini said, “because
next year we hope to have so many
more activities down here, including
the Old Fashioned Midway, which
will be fun.”
Agostini said that there would be
an information booth at the festival
this year providing entry forms and
information about the Old Fashioned
Midway planned for next year.
But for thosewho just want to hear
some great music and enjoy the party
atmosphere, the tent is the place to
be after 8 p.m., Agostini said.
“We work hard to provide a good
time. And with this donation to the
Vietnam vets, people can have a good
time and do some good for the com-
munity while they enjoy themselves.
What couldbe better?”
The cover charge at the party tent Friday and Saturday night will go to help the
Plymouth-Canton Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 528.