Sunday's Holiday Hometown Concert is a gift for local music lovers and for 143 local kids whose families are struggling to make ends meet as Christmas approaches.
Fiddlers ReStrung host the the annial concert, which benefits the Saline Area Fire Department's Toys for Tots program, at 2 p.m. in the Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. People are asked to bring a toy that will be donated to the fire department's Toys for Tots campaign.
Fire Chief Craig Hoeft said that after a beautiful night for a holiday parade, people can keep the spirit going at Sunday's show.
"We had great weather for the parade. It looks like it's going to be a wet Sunday. So come sit inside a nice theater, hear great music by great kids, and bring a toy for some kids who can really use your help this holiday season," Hoeft said.
The Saline Area Fire Department is collecting toys until the middle of the month. On Dec.16, toys will be delivered via fire truck to Saline Area Social Service, which is making sure the toys wind up under the Christmas trees of local kids. Hoeft said the department is looking for toys for older kids, in the 10-12 age range.
Joining Fiddlers ReStrung on stage are the sixth, seventh and eighth grade fiddle clubs, the Saline High School drumline and the cast from Varsity Blues.
Fiddlers Restrung is a 22-member group made up of students from Saline High School.