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Comedienne Chonda Pierce Concert Tickets Now On Sale For EMS Substation Fund-Raiser

   GREENEVILLE, TN -- Tickets are now on sale for popular comedienne Chonda Pierce’s holiday concert Monday, Nov. 27, at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

   Pierce – who has sold out every performance in the Tri-Cities during the past five years – will perform at 7 p.m., according to Lindy Riley, director of the Takoma Hospital Foundation. “Chonda is hilarious,” Riley said. “We expect the concert to be a huge draw for this area.”

   Ticket outlets include the Forget-Me-Not Shoppe at Takoma Adventist Hospital, Carolyn’s Hallmark at Greeneville Commons, James-Ben Studio and Gallery on Main Street, and Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

   General admission tickets are $35 per person; VIP tickets cost $100 and include preferred seating, a free CD, and entry to a reception with Pierce following the concert.

   Group sales of 10 or more tickets earn a price reduction:  $25 per ticket for general admission and $90 per person for VIP.

    For credit card sales, call the Niswonger Performing Arts Center at 638-1328, Lindy Riley at 798-8136, or the patient business office at Takoma Hospital at 636-0351.

   Pierce is currently touring to promote her new DVD, “A Piece of My Mind.” Her past five videos – “Have I Got A Story For You,” “Be Afraid…Be Very Afraid,” “Four-Eyed Blonde,” “On Her Soapbox” and “Having A Girls’ Night Out” – were certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

   She’s also written seven books, including three for children, and performed on numerous national television programs. Pierce is a popular performer at the Rev. Billy Graham’s conferences, is the most requested guest entertainer at the national Women of Faith Conference, and has appeared at the Grand Old Opry more than a dozen times.

   Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Greeneville-Greene County Emergency Medical Services Substation Project.

   Construction is now underway on the project to renovate the former medical office building of Drs. Robert Bridges and Frederick Myers, near the corner of the Asheville Highway and Coolidge Street, and to add a three-bay ambulance garage.

   When construction is completed, the new substation will serve residents in south Greene County, those who live along the Asheville and Newport Highways, and those who live downtown Greeneville, Riley said. “These residents are currently served by a substation on Depot Street or in Mosheim,” Riley noted. “There’s also a nearby railroad track that often slows the EMS down. This prime location will definitely decrease response time and therefore save lives in this area.”

   The substation is scheduled to open in the early fall.