Tunnel Vision plays a mix of rock and country, old and new. Band members include: Tom ‘Carp’ Carpenter - Lead vocals, guitar and kazoo, from Hokah; Andy Torgerud - Lead guitar from Peterson; Jeff Goettel - Bass and vocals of Harpers Ferry, Iowa; Tony Siminski - Drummer from Spring Grove; and Dia LeFebvre - Female vocals, tambourine and cow bell of Caledonia.Submitted photo
Tunnel Vision plays a mix of rock and country, old and new. Band members include: Tom ‘Carp’ Carpenter - Lead vocals, guitar and kazoo, from Hokah; Andy Torgerud - Lead guitar from Peterson; Jeff Goettel - Bass and vocals of Harpers Ferry, Iowa; Tony Siminski - Drummer from Spring Grove; and Dia LeFebvre - Female vocals, tambourine and cow bell of Caledonia.Submitted photo
Get out of the house and shake off those winter blues to the sounds of Tunnel Vision at the Spring Grove Legion on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The Spring Grove Lions Club and Spring Grove Motocross are excited to be hosting the evening that will include not only this live music, but also raffles for cash, meat and more.

Tunnel Vision includes local resident Tony Siminski on drums. The band plays a mix of rock and country - old and new. Siminski's son, Keenan, is a part-time roadie.

They are a cover band that tries to accurately convey music from both new and old eras.

Motocross to be beneficiary

The two groups teamed up together for this event that will benefit them both. The raffles for the motocross will be a fundraiser to help the group purchase radios at the track.

"We've tried using walkie-talkies in the past and there is just too much noise to make those viable," explained Corey Anderson, coordinator of the Spring Grove Motocross.

"The radios will help a lot so that we can communicate between the lead flagger, the lap counter and the person at the gate. However, they are expensive, that is why we are trying to raise funds for them."

Anderson explained that for four sets of radios the cost is about $1,700.

The motocross will be hosting one raffle with 50 percent payback. They are also working on some other novel raffles; make sure to stop by that evening and find out what they are!

The racing season will kick-off on the Saturday of Syttende Mai, May 18. The group will also have a race in June, a practice day to be announced, a race in August and another one in September. Exact dates have not yet been set; updates will be posted on their FaceBook page, www.facebook.com/spring-grove-motocross.

They are also still looking for volunteers to help on race day. About 20 people are needed each race day to run the event. They are looking for more volunteers so that the ones working do not have such long shifts.

Anyone interested in helping, even if for only one race, can call or text Angie Halverson at (507) 450-4901.

Lions Club helps year round

Each year, the Spring Grove Lions Club holds different fundraisers so that they can continue to fund their service projects, which includes donating money to families in need with medical expenses.

The group supports many other projects within the community as well because that is their purpose and motto - "We serve."

"This year, we decided to try a new fundraiser," commented Tim Bunge, Lions Club member. "We thought that by hosting a musical event with another group, it would work well to benefit both groups. We're looking forward to this fundraiser with the raffles and auction."

The Lions' main raffle will be for various cuts of meat. Raffle ticket holders will need to be present to win. They will also have a live auction for and autographed football from the 2012 Spring Grove High School football team and two autographed basketballs from both the 2012-13 boys and girls basketball teams.

The raffle and auction will take place during the band's breaks.

The Lions Club always welcomes new members. They meet at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Fest Building in Spring Grove.

Anyone interested in becoming a member can come to a meeting or visit with one of the members at this fundraiser. Their next fundraiser will be the waffle breakfast during Syttende Mai.