Premier Elvis Presley impersonator Elvis Wade loves to sing for a heartwarming cause.
When the longtime Lebanon resident heard about a local church's outreach ministry that had lost the services of its delivery truck, he knew he needed to lend his voice.
"All proceeds from this concert will go to fix this truck," said Wade, who headlines the Elvis Wade Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Life Church, 3688 Highway 109.
"This will be a Christmas concert with a mixture of Christmas music, of course, some Elvis, some gospel and country songs."
Also performing will be pop and country music singer Sandy Posey, who charted in Billboard's Top 20 with the hits "Born a Woman" and "Single Girl."
The broken truck belongs to Life Church's Nashville Dream Center ministry.
"The engine completely blew on I-40 when we were coming back from Second Harvest Food Bank about three weeks ago," said Life Church Pastor David Calhoun. "It's a 2000 GMC 10-foot box truck. We've got a mechanic who will do the work free of charge but we still need money for parts."
Calhoun said the congregation's Nashville Dream Center helps people in Wilson County, surrounding counties and a lot of folks in downtown Nashville.
"The box truck is used for picking up food donations and delivering food and toys. You name it, that truck is used for it. We will be giving away 300 to 500 bags of Christmas gifts in a couple of weeks to kids in the projects in downtown Nashville.
"We do a big back-to-school giveaway every year. We help people in moving their families from one house to another," said the pastor.
Tickets for the Christmas concert are $10. For tickets and reservations, call 469-5190 or go online to Lifechurchfamily.com or Nashvilledreamcenter.com.
The church will also hold a fundraiser via a spaghetti dinner and silent auction at 5 p.m. Dec. 29. Modern Woodmen of the World will match whatever amount is raised at the dinner, up to $2,500.
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