In 2009, Thee Lost Souls, a local band from the late 1960s, reunited for a special show to raise money for juvenile diabetes. The American Legion hall overflowed with attendees.
Tim Berry, one of the musicians, has been sending e-mails to announce a 2010 concert by Thee Lost Souls. It is to take place 7 p.m.-midnight Nov. 27 at the Tiffin Moose. The show is a combined benefit for Marissa Paulus and the Casey Elchert Foundation.
"Last year, we raised over $5,200 for JD. Not bad for a bunch of old guys. We hope to beat it this year," Berry said. "This year, we have added Casey Elchert to our fundraiser. Larry and his wife have jumped in with both feet to make this very successful."
The Casey Elchert Foundation provides scholarships to high school seniors. The Elcherts have donated a $100 Fort Ball gift card as a raffle prize. The Moose has donated a 42-inch LDC television and another prize is water park passes at Great Wolf Lodge.
Berry has arranged to obtain three guitars to be raffled, with 1,000 tickets sold for each. They include a Fender Standard Stratocaster, a Fender Telecaster and an Ibanez Acoustic. Each comes with a stand.
Raffle tickets for the guitars are on sale now at a cost of $1 each or six for $5. Checks can be made out to "Guitars" and sent to Thee Lost Souls, 212 S. Woodland Ave., Clyde, OH 43410. Berry will mail stubs to the donor.
At the same address, he also is accepting orders for black band T-shirts for $10 each.
Closer to the concert, raffle tickets are to be available at Reino's, Fort Ball Pizza, Viewpoint Graphics and the Moose.
Although the concert is more than four months away, band members are trying to get the word out. They also are seeking sponsors.
Mark Swint, lead guitar player who now lives in Clearwater, Fla., plans to be back in Tiffin for the performance to join Tony Paulus and Berry.
Thee Lost Souls again is to headline the event, with Mark Armstrong standing in for original band member Dan Paulus.
"This year, we are very pleased to have the Reverse Side, another band from the '60s in Tiffin, open for us," Berry said.
Admission to the benefit is $8 per person. CDs from last year's benefit are to be available at the event, along with T-shirts and raffle tickets. The fundraiser also includes food and door prizes.