Star country singer Chris Lane is among the performers lined up for Sunday's Saline-A-Thon, a seven-hour event to raise money for efforts to help Saline's families and local businesses survive the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting measures.
The Saline-A-Thon begins at 3 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m., You can view it on Facebook Pages (The Saline Post, Saline Area Schools, the Foundation for Saline Area Schools, The 109 Cultural Center, Saline Main Street, Saline District Library, City of Saline).
The event raises money for Saline Area Social Service, which has seen their demand for service more than double since quarantine measures began. The 54-year-old agency provides a food bank and other aid for residents and families. Donate to SASS by clicking here.
Saline-A-Thon is also raising funds for Saline Main Street's Small Biz Reboot in downtown Saline. Main Street is looking to raise at least $10,000 in support of downtown businesses. Donate to the fund on the Patronicity Page.
Saline-A-Thon is also asking Salinians to support their favorite restaurants in two ways. 1) Write a check (suggested minimum of $50) to your favorite restaurant. 2) Write a note telling the owner why you love their restaurant. Mail them both to the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce at 141 E. Michigan Ave., Suite B, Saline, MI, 48176, and staff will hand-deliver the check and your words of love and encouragement.
Saline-A-Thon is hosted by Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden, Mayor Brian Marl, staff from the Saline District Library including assistant director Karrie Waarala, Foundation for Saline Area Schools Executive Director Annherst Kreitz, Saline Main Street Executive Director Holli Andrews, Saline, local band The Sociables (featuring Mark and Jennifer Hensel) and Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Larry Osterling.
The event features live and pre-recorded interviews, live music and the unveiling of the newest class of the Foundation for Saline Area Schools Hall of Fame.
Other performers include Pineapple Down, Noelle Caprarese, Zach Radcliff, Suburban Legend, and Duffy King.
Saline-A-Thon is sponsored by:
- R&B Plastics & Machinery
- Bank of Ann Arbor
- Rick Richter @ CrossCountry Mortgage
- Foundation for Saline Area Schools
- Pomerance Integrative Dental
- Friends of Kai
- Carol Melcher