For four hours Friday, March 29, Salisbury Beach’s Blue Ocean Music Hall will be rocking as it hosts the annual Pettengill House fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a special performance from Don White, acclaimed storyteller, musician and comedian and well as music from Thomas Machine Works Band, this year’s recipient of the Volunteers of the Year Award. Tickets are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight people, with all proceeds helping to benefit the Pettengill House. In addition to dancing the night away, the Pettengill House fundraiser features live and silent auctions, along with a raffle and great food and a cash bar.
“Together with our generous friends and supporters, it’s time to celebrate all that our agency does for the nine local towns that we serve. Our work continues as we remain steadfast in our mission to ensure that the basic needs of every individual, child and family in our service area are met,” Pettengill House Executive Director Deb Smith said.
Blue Ocean Music Hall, located at 4 Ocean Front North, is again donating the use of its world-class music venue free of charge as are the two bands of the evening, the Thomas Machine Works Band and Don White. The Thomas Machine Works Band is no stranger to those attending past Pettengill House fundraisers and is affectionately known as the house’s house band.
Founded in 1994 by area residents and agencies, The Pettengill House has been helping Greater Newburyport families and individuals for more than 20 years. The Pettengill House supports at-risk families and individuals by providing wrap-around services and core basics such as food, shelter, clothing and health and safety. As of today, the Pettengill House helps an estimated 3,030 clients. many of them children. Among the communities served by the Pettengill House are: Amesbury, Newburyport, Groveland, Byfield, West Newbury and Salisbury
“Thank you for your continued support and rest assured that every donation stays local and has an immediate impact on individuals, families and children of the Pettengill House community,” Smith said.
Purchase tickets online for the Pettengill House fundraiser or at Blue Ocean Music Hall.