SYCAMORE — The Mohawk Historical Society will hold its event of the season beginning at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 26 at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 211 N. Sycamore Ave. The event will feature Honey Creek Preservation Jazz Band.
From 10:30-11:30 a.m., the band will perform Hymns of Dixieland as they assist the Rev. Paul Bennett with the worship service. Selected hymns represent traditional New Orleans songs of worship and encourage audience participation. The public is invited to attend this service, which Mohawk Historical Society spokesman Kim Mohr called a “once in a lifetime” service, as well as the festivities afterward.
A meal will be prepared by Sycamore UMC congregants, with serving from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes pulled pork, chicken, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole and other items.
“Dinner and a show in downtown Sycamore — it doesn’t get any better than this,” Mohr said in a press release.
Beginning at 1 p.m., the Honey Creek Preservation Jazz Band, featuring seven musicians, will perform a free concert in the church sanctuary. These nationally-acclaimed performers are led by front man Bill Genson, of Sylvania, on cornet. Other members of the band include Mark Kinney, of Westlake, on drums; Kyle Snyder, of Elyria, on tuba; Phil Cartwright, of Kenton, on banjo; Ted Witt, of Shaker Heights, on clarinet; Pete Pepke, of Tidioute, Pa., on trombone; and Bill Parthe, of Shalersville, on piano.
“The (band) will, without a doubt, astound and entertain all with their foot-stompin’, high energy performance,” Mohr said.
The Mohawk Historical Society has 459 members and has been in existence for 19 years.