STANTON TOWNSHIP - From instruments to guest speakers and school supplies and class trips, schools need a lot of assistance.
A parents group at E.B. Holman hopes to alleviate some of financial burden by hosting an event to raise money - and it's the same event they have successfully held for 18 years.
The 18th annual E.B. Holman Country Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan Technological University.
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Meagan Urbis will be one of the performers featured at this year’s E.B. Holman Country Jamboree.
Superintendent/principal Paul Saaranen said the event features a variety of local musical country acts who perform to raise money for the music program at the school.
"The country music jamboree started at the school," Saaranen said.
Due to its growing popularity, the show moved location several times and will be at the Rozsa Center this year.
"They would outgrow their stage area and then move," he said.
The show features all local talented musical acts, Saaranen said, and while some sing, others play musical instruments as well.
"Right now, they have performers like Rolling Thunder and Mike Urbis," he said.
The event is the largest fundraiser for the school.
"The PTO sponsors supplies and (the money) goes for special things, like speakers and (Finnish instrument) lessons," Saaranen said.
Tickets are $11 and can be purchased at the Rozsa Box Office as well as the Student Development Center.
Stacey Kukkonen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.