Angelina College Fine Arts Division holds Fall Concert to help victims of Hurricane Ike

LUFKIN, TX - Typically, when Angelina College Music instructor Larry Greer and his Swinging Roadrunner Jazz Band and ACC Big Bands take the stage, it's to cater to the listening pleasures of his audience and musicians.

But on Thursday, Nov. 20th, the Swinging Roadrunners and Big Band members will perform for an even more worthwhile cause.

Greer and his bands will employ their Fall Concert to help Hurricane Ike victims still residing in Southeast Texas. In lieu of an admission charge, Greer and his gang will accept goods requested by those living in the Ike-ravaged areas in Sabine Pass, High Island and other communities affected by the September storm. Collection boxes will be in place the night of the show, and fans can use their donations as admission tickets.

The list of requested items includes non-perishable food items, batteries, blankets, charcoal, extension cords, lighter fluid, matches/lighters, mosquito repellant, pots/pans, tents, toilet paper, towels/wash cloths and baby wipes. For a complete list of requested goods read below.

The AC bands featured offer a mixture of classic and contemporary jazz music in addition to traditional Big Band numbers from various eras.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hudgins Hall Auditorium on the Angelina College campus. Ticket prices are $4 for adults, and $3 for seniors, students and children.

For more information, contact the AC Fine Arts Division at (936) 633-5378.

Complete list of requested items:

Alarm clocks

Batteries (C & D)


Cat Food

Cat Litter



Dish Soap


Dog Food

Extension Cords

Garbage bags

Ice chests

Lighter Fluid



Mosquito repellent

Moth Balls and/or Sulfer (for snakes)

Paper Towels



Rubber Boots

Rubber gloves



Toilet Paper


Wash cloths

Water Hoses & spray nozzles


Wipes (Baby, Clorox, etc.)

Work gloves

Yard cleaning tools: Wheelbarrows, hoes, pitchforks, rakes, shovels, etc.

Yard runners for dogs