SCCA to honor Haggeman

Published 9:46 pm Tuesday, November 15, 2011

For many who visited the Pancake House in Selma, it was a place of good fellowship, food and Friday night music. And in honor of the restaurant’s contributions, the Selma Community Concert Association will host a contributor’s party and concert for former owner the late Ed Haggeman and wife Pat, Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

The event, to be held inside the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center, will pay tribute to Ed, a composer and musician, with featured musical selections from local artists, and magic performed by Bob Sanders and Lucy Collins. Hors d’oeuvres will also be served.

SCCA organizers expect Thursday’s event to be a success.

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“It’s always a lot of fun,” SCCA member Margaret Griffin said. “A lot of people come … the (Haggeman) family will be there and there will be good food.”

Griffin said she remembers making frequent visits to the Haggeman’s restaurant on Broad Street.

“Everybody loves to eat there,” Griffin said. “I remember going to the restaurant a long time ago — I enjoyed it.”

In its 72nd year, the SCCA’s Selma Community Concert Series has put on performances ranging from magic shows to show choirs. With Nashville husband and wife musical team Den and Bobbie West as the first show of the 2011-2012 season, future shows of the year will include “Celebration Winds,” a 65-piece orchestra to perform in February and “Three Men and a Maestro,” a musical quartet, to perform in March. Both performances will take place inside J.A. Pickard Auditorium at 7 p.m.

“Den and Bobby West were so cute, so talented … so good,” Griffin said. “They seemed like they like Selma.”

Organizers said there is still time to purchase season tickets. Tickets are $140 and include admission to two concerts and Thursday’s party.

For more information on future shows and ticket information call 875-9201 or 872-3559.