Lehighton Rotary Club is presenting an Elvis tribute show on Saturday, June 1 at Lehighton American Legion. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a turkey dinner beginning at 6 p.m. "Elvis in Concert" will begin at approximately at 7 p.m. – followed by an "oldies" dance set. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the community programs of Lehighton Rotary Club.
Award-winning Elvis tribute artist Jeff Krick will be the featured entertainer. While living in Pennsylvania, Krick travels and performs throughout the United States and Canada – as well as onboard cruise ships in the Caribbean and Bermuda. He has even performed for the State Department in Washington, D.C.
A professional entertainer since 1990, Krick has won numerous awards and contests for his "unbelievable voice and authenticity of bringing Elvis to the stage." On several occasions, he has performed with – and is endorsed by – Elvis' back-up vocal group, the Stamps Quartet. They toured with Elvis from 1971 to 1977.
According to Lehighton Rotary Club Past President and Event Coordinator Erica Heery, "It's because of this important fundraiser that Rotary Club of Lehighton is able to help our community through our various programs and projects." She adds, "It's a way that we can help make the world a better place – by starting right here in our own backyard."
Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide. Rotarians are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto "Service Above Self."
Locally, Lehighton Rotary Club organized in 1921. Community programs of the club include distributing dictionaries to all third grade students in both Lehighton and Palmerton Area School Districts; donating brand new scales to Blue Mountain Home Health Care for patients in the Visiting Nurses' Program who are in need of this assistance; the annual Essay Contest for Lehighton Area High School students that reinforces the importance of community service; presenting scholarships to LAHS students to attend RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly – to develop and strengthen leadership skills; and forming an Interact Club at LAHS that is designed to help enhance students' leadership skills, personal integrity, and respect for all.
For planning purposes, pre-purchase of tickets is highly recommended and appreciated. For ticket information, call 610-377-9706 or e-mail LehightonRotary@yahoo.com.
For more information on Krick, visit his website at www.JeffKrick.com.