The rock band, Styx, recently donated a beautiful white Gibson Guitar that has been autographed by all band members, to the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH). Styx band member, percussionist Todd Sucherman, is a family friend of Bill and Carol Miller’s son, Will. When Todd learned about the Millers’ involvement with NATH and Frederick Place shelter, he and his fellow band members decided to donate the autographed guitar as a fund-raiser for Frederick Place.
“NATH is excited to be partnering with the Oneida County Tavern League for our Winter Raffle. The autographed guitar is traveling around Oneida County between now and April 13,” said Tammy Modic, NATH executive director. Several area taverns have agreed to display the guitar and to sell the raffle tickets. Tickets sell for $5 each or five tickets for $20.
The guitar will be on display at participating taverns on the following dates: Jan 21 to 27 at Bugsy’s; Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 at Sunset Junction; Feb. 4 to 10 at Pine Isle Sports Bar; Feb. 11 to 17 at Moran’s; Feb. 18 to 24 at Birch Lake Bar and Resort; Feb. 25 to March 3 at Beachcomber; March 4 to 10 at Rummy’s; March 11 to 17 at Rusty Nail; March 18 to 24 at Alpine Resort; March 25 to 31 at Birchwood Lodge; and April 1 to13 at Knight Gallery.
Raffle winners will be drawn at the “Totally ’80s Party” on Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m. at the Knight Gallery. Raffle ticket stub will admit one to the ‘Totally ’80s Party’. More details will follow as the party is planned. First prize is the autographed guitar, 2nd prize is $150 and 3rd prize is $100. Tickets will also be sold at Frederick Place, 204 West Frederick Street in Rhinelander. Check NATH’s website for updates at nathnorthwoods.com
Styx is an American rock band that became famous for its albums from the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Chicago band is known for melding the style of progressive rock with the power of hard rock guitar, strong ballads and elements of American musical theater. The band is best known for the hit songs “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Babe,” “The Best of Times,” “Too Much Time on My Hands” and “Mr. Roboto.”
Frederick Place offers emergency shelter for families and individuals from Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas counties. The annual operating costs for the shelter are $205,000. These costs include 24-hour staff salaries, case management, food, utilities, supplies, insurance, equipment and maintenance. For more information about Frederick Place, contact Tammy Modic at (715) 369-9777.