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Bring your ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ to an Elvis tribute fundraiser

Elvis Pres­ley trib­ute artists will be per­form­ing at Cannstat­ter’s to help Chil­dren’s Hos­pit­al of Phil­adelphia.   

Six­teen Elvis Pres­ley trib­ute artists will be per­form­ing at Cannstat­ter’s later this week as part of a be­ne­fit for Chil­dren’s Hos­pit­al of Phil­adelphia.

The con­cert will take place on Fri­day from 6 to 10:30 p.m.in the Crys­tal Ball­room at Cannstat­ter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

The non­profit Digi Found­a­tion, which raises money for CHOP, is pro­du­cing the pro­gram. The North­east Times is a co-spon­sor.

Tick­ets cost $30, and the pur­chase is tax de­duct­ible. Chil­dren un­der 12 are ad­mit­ted free with an adult. Park­ing is free. Food and bever­ages will be avail­able for an ad­di­tion­al cost. Doors open at 5 p.m.

“It’s all for a good cause,” said pro­moter Charlie Luecke, pres­id­ent of Digi Found­a­tion. “CHOP is get­ting 100 per­cent of all the money.”

Thomas Charles Ma­jkowski, Luecke’s now 5-year-old grand­son, was treated at CHOP for heart is­sues as an in­fant. Today, he is healthy.

“We’re in­debted to CHOP,” Luecke said.

Cannstat­ter’s of­fers its ven­ue for free, and the Elvis trib­ute artists donate their time.

“They’re com­ing from all over the place,” said Luecke, not­ing that the sing­ers hail from south­ern Vir­gin­ia to up­state New York.

The CHOP fun­draiser will con­tin­ue on Sat­urday, Sunday and Monday at the Ger­man Volks­fest/Oc­to­ber­fest, noon to 10 p.m. at Cannstat­ter’s. Money will be raised at a Fris­bee trash­can throw, with prizes be­ing tick­ets to an Elvis Christ­mas show. There will also be a raffle for a Fo­gel USA re­fri­ger­ated beer meister, worth more than $3,300. And KYW (1060 AM) will raise money on Sat­urday af­ter­noon at its Kid­scast tent.

“There’s plenty to do the whole week­end,” Luecke said. “We’re go­ing to have a fun time over there.”

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-983-5200 or vis­it di­gi­found­a­tion.org ••

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