Concert Will Help Late Firefighter’s Family
By Mike Perleberg
(Bright, Ind.) – A concert featuring five local bands will raise money for the family of Bright Fire and EMS assistant chief Tom Stevens, Sr.
Stevens died at 59-years-old on March 17. Because he had suffered a fatal heart attack just a couple hours after returning home from an emergency run, Stevens’ death was considered in the line of duty.
Gus Grote, owner of Grote’s Trading Post Sports Bar in Bright, remembers Stevens as a good friend and frequent customer.
“He had a unique personality. I never saw him in a bad mood. He could turn a person’s attitude and get it right,” Grote said.
Grote’s Trading Post will pay homage to Stevens during a concert and memorial on Saturday, May 3 from 4:00 until 10:00 p.m. Local artists set to appear include Pure Grain, Captain Mike, Phil McQueen, Heartland, and Doug Trabel.
In addition to the music there will be food, prizes, and raffles.
Visitors will be asked to submit a $10 voluntary donation. Proceeds will be donated to Stevens’ family.
Sherrie Swales used to be an EMT who went on runs with Stevens. In her current role as a nurse as the Harrison MediCenter, she says patients coming from Bright always commented on how well he treated them.