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Annual event to benefit Plattsmouth fire relief

PLATTSMOUTH (SNR) – For the past 20 years Nebraska musician and entertainer Terry Little has hosted a “coffee house” in Plattsmouth, an evening of folk music and fun presented by musicians and singers from the area. 

The 21st annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Church of the Holy Spirit / St. John School gym in Plattsmouth, at 7 p.m. 
There is no charge to attend, but all free-will donations collected at the door will benefit the relief efforts and needs of the recovery actions from a recent fire in downtown Plattsmouth. In the past, offerings went to a variety of causes, such as Catholic Social Services disaster relief or local families in need, as well as for church liturgical supplies, choir and music ministry needs and school sports equipment.

More than a dozen acts will perform at this adults-only evening. Costumes/outfits from the 60s are encouraged (hippie, beatnik, bell bottoms, beads, Roman sandals, etc.), and prizes will be awarded. Coffee will be served but attendees are invited to bring snacks and beverages to share.

The event started 20 years ago in Little's basement, where about 50 friends joined him for an evening of songs and stories. The following year, the event was moved to the school gym so more people could attend. It has become an annual celebration on the first Saturday of February and attendance has grown to several hundred. 

A convert to the Catholic faith, Mr. Little has ministered in music to congregations and entertained audiences around the world for the past 45 years. He has appeared on EWTN’s Life on the Rock television show and has several albums to his credit. He is director of music at the Church of the Holy Spirit Parish. For more information about his music ministry and the Coffee House, please visit:  www.terrylittle.com.

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