Tangipahoa ARC of Hammond is hosting its longtime Radiothon fundraiser live March 4-5 on TANGI 96.5 in Hammond.
With the help of more than 30 local dignitaries serving as celebrities, TARC’s goal is to raise $70,000 through pledges and donations during the two-day event, a news release from the organization said.
“The energy generated during this two-day event is unbelievable,” TARC CEO Kathleen Abels said. “We have been blessed with so many generous individuals and volunteers year after year for Radiothon. As our 30th annual Radiothon approaches, we are excited to have many of our longtime celebrities with us again and to welcome a few new ones.
“We are also fortunate to have wonderful partnerships with area businesses who are providing great incentives for donors to pledge their support to TARC during the event. We invite everyone to set their radio station to TANGI 96.5 on March 4 and 5 to catch all of the fun, make a donation and possibly win some great prizes.”
This year’s TARC Radiothon celebrities include Layton Ricks, Vince Mercante, Judy and Vic Couvillion, Parker Layrisson, Sheriff Daniel Edwards, Parish President Gordon Burgess, Roy Strahan, Ryan Griffin, Bill Chapman, Tammy Earles, Ivy Graham, Jimmy France, J.T. Traylor, Tim Reitz, Robin Abrams, Jimmy Gregory, Mike Lofaso, Mike Williams, Lance Kern, Randy Mosley, Daniel Mercante, Willie Gibbens, Laura Latino, Cassie McMurry, Barry Wall, Mike Pierson, Luke Greer, Cody Yawn, Sandra Bailey, Tim Bailey, Brian Basso, Mike Laurent, Jonathan Taylor, Chris Gideon and 2015 TARC Ambassadors Ava Welch and Craig Simpson.
Each celebrity will have a designated time slot to broadcast live on-air during Radiothon. Many will host drawings for prizes during their hour, the release said. Also, Cart-N-Swim in Ponchatoula is sponsoring a drawing for a new hot tub.
Anyone making a donation of $100 or more will be entered into the drawing, and the winner will be announced after Radiothon.
Pledges, donations and sponsorships can be made prior to the event by contacting one of the celebrities, calling the TARC office at (985) 345-8811 or visiting www.tarc-hammond.com and clicking the “donate now” button on the bottom of the page.
TARC has been a part of the community of Hammond and the Florida Parishes for many years, and its mission is to provide opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to realize their full potential and to become self-directed and contributing citizens, the release said. TARC provides early intervention services and community support and services, including supported independent living and durable medical equipment, the release said.