By Frank Lewis
The Portsmouth Area Ladies, known as PALS, has scheduled a dance for Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. at the SOMC Friends Center.
“We’re bringing in a new band that I don’t think has ever been in Portsmouth before, called Rick K. and the Allnighters,” Tami Davis of PALS said. “They do fifties to current (music).”
Billed as “America’s most exciting show band,” according to their website, Rick K. and the Allnighters “take you on a high speed, cross country, tour of rock’s greatest hits.”
Davis said PALS will provide a variety of snack foods as well as a cash bar for beer, wine and soft drinks.
“This is going to be a night for fun,” Davis said.
Davis said one of the highlight of the group is drummer, Steve Moore, AKA “The Mad Drummer.” An online You Tube video of the band’s version of the rock classic Wipeout displays Moore’s drumming prowess.
“He has been on TV,” Davis said. “He was on ‘The Office’ the sitcom and he is very well known nationwide. He’s just amazing to watch.
Davis said tickets are $20 each and for a purchase of 10 tickets, PALS can reserve a table. Tickets are available by calling 740-978-8920.
PALS raises money to give to other organizations that need help, such as the American Red Cross, The Carousel Center, Stepping Stones House and others . This week, for example, they are raising money to buy school supplies for the children of the troops from the 1191st Engineers Company currently deployed to Afghanistan.
“We’re going to use the money raised from the dance for whatever else is needed in the community,” Davis said.
Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 1928, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt.