Dueling Piano Fundraiser set for April 1

Doors of the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex open on April 1 at 7:30pm for the Dueling Pianos fundraiser for the John Black Public School playground.

Music starts at 8:30pm.

Tickets are $25 and are  available at Belwood Country Store, Jesters, Brodericks, Fraberts Fresh Foods and The Goofie Newfie.

Grand Slam Dueling Pianos from the GTA will perform and cover songs like Benny and the Jets and Tiny Dancer (Elton John), Don’t Stop Believing (Journey), Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet), Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks) and many more.  

Audience members can make requests and tips will put their choice up front. All tip money will be donated to the playground fund.  

There will be a late night buffet, a licensed cash bar, with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and a silent auction.

All proceeds from the evening will be benefiting John Black Public School’s Playground Fundraiser.    

SM Polymers of Fergus has offered to match the proceeds from Dueling Pianos night up to $5,000.  

The school currently does not have any safe outdoor playground equipment for its 350 students during recess.  

Fundraising efforts have been underway since September 2016 with a goal to reach $57,000 for a new accessible primary playground, a junior climber and to add intermediate upgrades for the Grade 7 and 8 students.  

To date the school has raised $24,200 with the support of in-school fundraisers and the generous support of school families and community sponsors, organizers state.

The accessible primary playground is being ordered and is set to be installed in May, as well as some of the benches for the intermediate area.

Fundraising is now being put towards the junior climber.