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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2008

Powerful and Talented Vocalists Erin Bode and Kim Massie Donate Talents to Heat-Up St. Louis - For St. Louis Sisters Heating-Up St. Louis Community Gala Benefit, October 4th At Pierre's/Faust's Night Spot In The Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront
 
On Saturday, October 4, Jazz vocalist Erin Bode and versatile vocalist Kim Massie are being featured in the "St. Louis Sisters Heating-up St. Louis" annual community gala benefit at 7:00 p.m., in a special one-time-only expanded Pierre's/Faust's Night Club, located in the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront hotel, at 4th and Chestnut Streets. The evening includes a unique auction, featuring notable charity auctioneer J. Kim Tucci, an open bar, and cabaret dining.  St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley are co-chairing the benefit host committee.  With some area residents' heating bills anticipating an increase of upward to 30%  this winter, there is a need for additional funding in the marketplace to avoid some neighbors having to use unsafe and unhealthy methods of heating their homes.
 
Showtime is 7:00 p.m and there are several reception opportunities.  Ticket prices:  include $50 - per person,  a VIP 6:30 P.M. reception in Pierre's and a reserved show section; $75 per person at a 6:00 P.M. reception with the Stars, including Erin Bode, and co-chairs, and a reserved section; $150 special sponsorship re-connects one needy household (a heating grant) and provides one (1) reserved ticket to the 6:00 p.m. reception, and upfront reserved seating at Showtime.   The $50/$75 tickets are available at MetroTix outlets (Fox Theatre, Macy's, and select Schnucks), online at metrotix.com; and charge-by-phone at 314-534-1111. Metrotix fees are included in this charitable event.  All donors will participate in the open bar and cabaret dining.
 
The sponsorship package and general donations for those not able to attend should be made payable to Heat-Up St. Louis, c/o Suite 603, 1221 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103, or through the charity's website, at www.heatupstlouis.org.  Thanks to the generosity of the singing sisters, the hotel's donated services, and a grant from AmerenUE, 100% of all ticket prices will be used for helping area seniors and the disabled pay their delinquent heating bills this winter.  For additional benefit information ONLY call, 314-369-7407.  
 
Heat-Up St. Louis, Inc. is an all-volunteer, independent, not-for-profit energy assistance and educational charity covering parts of Missouri and Illinois. 100% of all public donations go toward servicing the needy, as all expenses are underwritten by special board donations and sponsorships. Winter energy assistance begins on/or before November 1, 2008 .  At that time those in need should call our automated help hotline 314-241-7668.  Since its inception, the charity has impacted the lives of more than 100,000 qualified needy people, mostly seniors and the disabled, and households with small sick infants and raised more than $3 million from mostly small donations.  
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