Friends of the late Sgt. David Midas are pulling together to host a day full of music to help his family.
The benefit will be held from noon to midnight on Saturday at the Diligence Fire Company No. 1, located at 114 W. Ludlow St., Summit Hill. All proceeds will go to Dave's widow, Julie and their sons Gunnar, Hodge and Kade to help cover unexpected costs over the next few months.
Committee members include Michele Midas, Danny Matika, Jillian McGinley, Kim Cooper, Robert Coccio and Valeria Matika. Others involved include Kristin Midas Sommers, Dave's sister; Clem Midas; CJ McGinley; and Ryan Rehatchek.
The day's events will include a Chinese auction, raffles, door prizes and various musical groups and entertainment. There is an admission fee for adults. Children under 18 are free but due to safety concerns, those under 18 are not permitted at the event after 6 p.m.
Valeria Matika said that the lineup for entertainment will begin at noon with DJ Code Blue Productions playing polka music; Colin Jones and Jay Kuhla will take the stage at 4 p.m. From 6 to 8 p.m., Cody Sassaman will perform; and closing out the night, beginning at 10, will be DJ Kunkel.
Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day, while the Chinese auction winners will be drawn at 4 p.m.
Donations, such as auction items, food or beverages, or money for the Midas family are welcome and can be given to any of the committee members before Saturday.
For more information or to donate, call Valerie Matika at 570-401-5957; Michele Midas 570-645-4491; Danny Matika at 570-401-8420 or Robert Coccio at 570-249-4514.