continued “Often people go back to support their college or high school, but elementary schools are forgotten,” she said. “It’s sad because that’s where people learn their fundamentals.”
Principal Tom Kane was also pleased about the band dedicating its time for the school.
“We are happy to host this wonderful band. We always welcome back alumni and their friends, but they don’t usually arrive with guitars, bodhrans, fiddles, banjos and mandolins,” he said.
All of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the school, to provide tuition assistance to school families.
At the same time, the school is hosting its annual “Continuing the Vision” giving campaign.
Last year, nearly $30,000 was raised throughout the whole event, which was used to expand the school’s technology programs with the purchase of two new SMART boards and 23 Google Chromebooks. The funds also went to provide an average of $1,500 per child in tuition aid to families in need.
“We appreciate their help for this important fundraiser for our school,” said Kane.
Haggerty said the band is happy to help.
“(Saint Thomas the Apostle School) is still one of the more thriving Catholic schools that are around,” he said, adding he was grateful for the opportunity to give back.
The Hair of the Dog benefit concert begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. and guests must be 21 or older to enter. Advance sale tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the school. Food and beverage will be available at the show.
To donate to the school’s “Continuing the Vision” giving campaign, visit www.stthomas-school.org.