Neighborhood House to Benefit from “Tisdel in Concert” on Valentine’s Day

Renowned local singer Mark Tisdel has generously offered to put Rochester Area Neighborhood House in the spotlight when he performs a benefit concert to help local neighbors in need.  The “Tisdel in Concert” event will be held Friday, February 14th at 7:30 pm at the First Congregational Church at 1315 Pine Street in Rochester.  The benefit will support the ongoing programs and services of Rochester Area Neighborhood House, a non-profit dedicated to helping struggling families move toward self-sufficiency. 


Executive Director, Linda Riggs, noted that she was thrilled that Mr. Tisdel continues to offer his talents to benefit Neighborhood House.  “Mark truly believes in our motto of Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and the ‘Tisdel in Concert’ event is a great way for our community to enjoy a night of beautiful music and entertainment while making sure that our agency can continue to meet the needs of our neighbors who are struggling financially.  He has generously performed on behalf of Neighborhood House for many years and we appreciate his commitment to the community.”  Ms. Riggs also gave thanks to Platinum Event Sponsor Guardian Angel Cemetery, and Silver Event Sponsors Pixley Funeral Home and Tim Crawford Insurance Agency, Inc. for their support.


The focus this year will be Valentine’s Day, so Ms. Riggs suggests that everyone be prepared for a special evening.  “Take your spouse or loved on out to dinner and then to the concert,” she suggested.  “It will be a very special evening that you won’t soon forget.  However, our focus of helping our neighbors on this special day is also very important.  Mark’s commitment and passion to helping our neighbors in need demonstrates his confidence in our ability to help our neighbors, and we take that charge very seriously.”


Mr. Tisdel states "Like so many vocalists, my church has been the source of serious musical development. I've been blessed with wonderful accompanists.  Joining Mr. Tisdel for this Valentine’s Day event will be accompanists Phyllis Bengry on Piano and Jane Poleman on violin.


The Rochester Area Neighborhood House is a private, non-profit human service organization that was founded by communities of faith in 1968.  Neighborhood House has grown over the years and currently services any qualifying families in need from Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Oakland Township and Addison Township.  The agency mission is to assist the community during times of hardship, partnering with the community and other social service providers to help struggling individuals and families move toward self sufficiency.  


Tickets for “Tisdel in Concert” are available at Janet Varner’s on Main Street in Rochester, at both Sharon’s Hallmark locations (Livernois and Walton, Adams and Walton), and at the Neighborhood House offices at 1234 Inglewood for $20 each.  They will also be available at the door the day of the concert for $25 per person.  Anyone with questions about the event should contact Rochester Area Neighborhood House at 248-651-5836.


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