Members of the Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Pianos for a Purpose dinner committee met at Little Ireland Coffee Shop Dec. 5 to discuss plans for the January 2018 benefit dinner.

The event will take place at the Pacific Eagles Hall, 707 W. Congress, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.

The cost will be $35 a person or $240 for a table of eight, which includes dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Pacific High School graduate Philip “Spanky” Manaois will return to headline the dueling piano show, performing music that ranges from country and classical to rap and rock.

The Chamber hosts the annual event to help one local civic group fund a project that will serve portions of the community.

The Historic First Baptist Church elevation and restoration project has been selected to share the proceeds from the 2018 event.

Members from the church elevation committee have joined the Chamber’s promotional team to help organize the benefit.

“The Chamber uses the money raised from the piano event as our give back to the community, so however much money is raised will be donated back to the community and/or local organizations throughout the year,” said Adam Krauss, events committee chair.

Local businesses are asked to participate by buying banners to advertise their businesses or buying a table.

Any business that would like to purchase a table or banner advertising should contact the Chamber at 636-271-6639.

Pianos for a Purpose is a second generation Chamber benefit program, following the former Fantasy Night, which also shared event proceeds with local organizations.

Among local projects aided by these benefits are the Tri-County Senior Center, Pacific Station Plaza, American Legion kitchen, PYA and Meramec Valley R-III School District ballfields and a Robertsville Elementary track, PSA Liberty Field restroom building and the Pacific Kiwanis project to construct a new children’s playground in the park.