Rock out for a good cause this Saturday night: the second annual Holy Aid is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m on January 27.
The event will be raising money for Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. This year, the
proceeds will fund new bathrooms for the church. As it stands, the toilets are residential-grade and original to the building. In addition, money will go toward purchasing new microphones to enhance the music at the church.
“We did this last year and it was a big success so we decided to do it again,” said Janell
Brummond, one of the organizers of the event.
Last year, Holy Aid raised more than $6,000 and paid off a loan that the parish had taken out for the school gym.
The event is set to feature live music, appetizers and drinks.
Making a return this year is the musical group “Skinny Wallets”. The band was formed
specifically for the event last year, and ended up playing a few shows since then. All the band members also belong to the parish. They’ll be playing covers of songs across a span of musical genres, from country to rock.
Holy Aid is being held at Turner Hall on Vine Street in Boonville. The space was donated to the event by David and Leslie Oswald, and they’ve promised 10% of the bar sales as well.
Only 185 tickets were made available for the event, and they cost $20 each. The event is open to all, not just members of the parish.
“”It’s really about having a good time,” said Brummond. “So many of these events that we put on are for kids and the school, so this is a chance for adults to hang out and raise money for a good cause.”