Paul Walters is no longer our city manager, but he remains a top fan of the cover band Cheap Date, which features his wife, Mary Walters, and her family – including Ellen Hirota, backup and occasional lead vocalist; Tim Hirota, lead guitarist, vocalist and manager; Peter Hirota, drummer; Ann “Annie” Spencer, backup vocalist and tambourine; and Dominic Hirota, lead vocalist, as well as longtime band members second guitarist Jeff Halili and bassist Brian Satterfield, according to the O.C. Register.
Cheap Date will be raising money for one of their employees who is in real need of our help. Here are some details:
There will be some amazing raffle prizes (over 75 prizes!), and they are accepting donations.
- You may drop donations off at The Olde Ship (1120 W 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706) c/o Charissa Mercer OR…
- You may mail donations to the same address, also c/o Charissa Mercer.
If you wish to participate in the raffles, tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. You do not even have to be present to purchase the raffle tickets. If you wish to purchase raffle tickets by mail, when you send the money to Charissa, please specify that you want it to be for the raffles and please include your contact info (name & phone number.)
HOWEVER, you DO have to be there to eat, drink and party with the band! AND, ya gotta be there to throw money into the tip jar (which will ALSO be donated to the cause!)
AND…..you have to be there to hear the most bad ass, least rehearsed, highest alcohol content garage band in….the neighborhood!!
Truly, this is an important cause, and we hope to see you there!