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The Executives celebrate 25th Anniversary by raising funds for our community

Proceeds of the 60s rock tribute band’s concert will support five areas of need through the La Crosse Community Foundation.

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What was supposed to be a one time gig at Riverfest in 1997 turned into years of entertaining the Coulee Region for The Executives.

Founding member Lee Rasch said the performance was a Thursday afternoon.

“It was so hot,” Rasch said. “There was practically no one there, except the vendors.”

They’ve come a long way from that gig, playing for thousands of fans over the years.

“In celebration (of our anniversary),” Rasch said, “we thought we’d give something back and we reached out to the Community Foundation and we learned that they have five areas of need that the funds are insufficient to cover the need.”

This concert will help the La Crosse Community Foundation build up financial resources in five areas of need: The Environment, Racial Justice, The Arts and Humanities, Homelessness and Addiction, and Animal Welfare.

Rockin’ for the Community will be held from 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday at Stoney Creek in Onalaska. Tickets are $10 online or at the door.

Doors open at 6pm, REMIX will kick off the event 6:30, followed by The Executives. The night will also include a vinyl pull, 60s trivia, dance, and costume contests.

Tracy has worked at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 2004. She is half of the Z93 Morning Buzz with Brittany and Ballzer and coordinates Z93's charity, Zcare. She writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse and announces for the Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby team.

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