Annual FOP Lodge 122 Concert Brings Country Music Star to Cheboygan High

CHEBOYGAN — The Fraternal Order of Cheboygan of Police Lodge 122 will bring country music star Sylvia to the stage at Cheboygan High School for their annual fundraising concert.

The concert at 7 p.m. on July 14, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police, will take place in the gymnasium of Cheboygan High School this Thursday evening. Tickets for the event are $20 each per person or $35 for a pair. A family of up to eight can attend the event for $50. In the past, these were sold out shows for the lodge.

“For more than 25 years, our Cheboygan County FOP Lodge 122 has been fundraising for a country music show,” said Barry Faulkner of the Fraternal Order of Police. “All of our profits stay here in Cheboygan County.”

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In the past, the Fraternal Order of Police have brought acts that have included Wade Hayes, Lacy J. Dalton and Ronnie McDowell to the Cheboygan Area Schools High School Gymnasium for their annual summer concert. This year, the star performer will be Sylvia Hutton, known by her first name when she performed in the 1980s.

Sylvia is known for some of her hits including “Nobody”, “Tumbleweed”, “Like Nothing Ever Happened” and “Heart on the Mend”.

Cheboygan is one of the stops on Sylvia’s latest tour. She will play Owosso on July 11, Manistee on July 12, Cadillac on July 13, then Cheboygan. She will then play in several other states after the Cheboygan show, including Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Arizona.

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For more information on tickets or the concert, or to order tickets online, visit the Fraternal Order of Police website at fop122.publicsafetypsa.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the helpline number at (231) 597-9605. Tickets for the show are also available for purchase on the website www.wolverineproductions.org.

“There is no age limit,” Faulkner said. “It’s a great and wholesome event that the whole family will enjoy.”

All proceeds from this event go to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 122 to help the lodge continue its community outreach programs and sponsorship of local community events. The money generated from the concerts is used to buy all the hot dogs and other food given out at the annual Trunk or Treat in the Walmart parking lot for Halloween. There are also youth baseball, softball, and hockey teams that the lodge sponsors with these funds.

The group also helps sponsor Children’s Day at the Cheboygan County Fair, as well as the Shop with a Hero event at the Cheboygan Walmart each December. They also give an annual scholarship to a senior graduate.

This is the only fundraiser the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 122 holds each year.

Contact journalist Kortny Hahn at khahn1@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter at @khahnCDT.

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