‘Rockin’ for the Homeless’ event set for Saturday night

KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | Crowds packed last year’s event at Polish Hall.

Come on out for “a rockin’ good time!”

The fifth annual “Rockin’ for the Homeless” benefit is this Saturday, Jan. 26, from 6-10 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at Polish Hall in Riverhead.

Last year the event raised over $12,000.

“We’ve always exceeded our expectations.”said Tom Gahan, event director. “It’s a great time for a great cause.”

Sponsored by John’s Place Mattituck, a homeless outreach center in Mattituck, the event will feature Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks, Who Are Those Guys, Rattlesnake Dawn and Boot Scoot Boogie, with live music playing throughout the four hours.

There will be door prizes, raffles, a Chinese auction, food and a dance floor, of course!

Proceeds from the night will be donated to the outreach center, which operates out of Mattituck Presbyterian Church, with a portion being donated to hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Tickets are $25 per person until today, Friday, and $35 at the door. They can be purchased at Barth’s Pharmacy in Riverhead and Mattituck, Polish Hall and the Mattituck Presbyterian Church office. For tickets and more information call 298-4145, ext. 2, or visit

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