DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) - The owner of an area bar saw the damage from last spring's flooding firsthand. Not only was his business affected but he listened to the stories of his customers.
Derek Wireman owns The Avenue Bar in Delphi. Carroll Co. was hit hard by flooding last spring and now, Wireman wants to help if and when disaster strikes again.
He said customers would come in and tell him how insurance wasn't covering all of the damage expenses. Wireman got the idea for the Delphi River Festival, a fundraiser for the Tippecanoe Co. Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Tippecanoe Co. chapter serves Carroll Co. in addition to Tippecanoe, Benton and White counties.
The Red Cross provides free disaster relief and education,life-saving blood along with health and safety training as well as provides support for military families.
The Delphi River Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. at The Avenue Bar, which is located at 3079 N. County Road 900 West in Delphi. Pre-sale, general admission tickets are $30, $35 for the day of the event. You can also purchase VIP Tickets for $45 which includes a meal and the opportunity to meet Nashville country music artist Jason Michael Carroll as well as preferred seating.
Other artists performing include:
- Mayson Creek
- Clint Brandt
- 9 Pound Gun
- Gary Jeffries
- Kyle Bledsoe
- Coyote Highway
More information about the Delphi River Festival can be found on The Avenue Bar's facebook page or by calling the bar at (765) 564-4844.
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