Summer event to raise money for Eddie Boggs scholarshipWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
An Aug. 14 event is being planned in memory of Sylvania musician Eddie Boggs, with money raised to be put toward a Sylvania Schools scholarship to be created in Boggs’ name.
Boggs died Jan. 9 after an eight-month battle with cancer.
The event will be held in downtown Sylvania and will feature a wine tasting, food from Sylvania restaurants and live entertainment from local musicians, many of them performing Boggs’ songs, said Pat Nowak, executive director of the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber of commerce is planning the event in collaboration with the City of Sylvania and Sylvania Schools, where Boggs was a teacher and counselor for more than 35 years.
Planning for the event is still in preliminary stages, Nowak said. A venue for the event and other details are still being determined, but any musicians, businesses or area residents interested in getting involved can contact Nowak at email@example.com.
Boggs and Nowak worked together for decades on various projects, including Boggs’ Lake Erie West Hall of Fame awards, annual holiday variety show for charity and Sylvania’s annual First Light New Year’s Eve event.
“He was a very special guy and we hope this will be a really, really neat event,” Nowak said.