Danielle Peck to return to River View High School

| October 6, 2014

WARSAW – The River View High School Boys Varsity Basketball team is bringing Danielle Peck home for a fundraiser and Head Coach Jason Trout is extremely excited.

“She doesn’t get to come back much, but now people are going to get to see her where she started,” Trout said. “She played and sang in talent shows on our stage and then made it big.”

Peck is a 1997 River View High School graduate who moved to Nashville, Tenn. in 2001, to pursue a country music career. Since then she has experienced chart success with her songs, “I Don’t,” “Findin’ A Good Man” and “Isn’t That Everything.” Her song, “Impossible Dreams” from her new album also was a video charted success. Fans will get to see her perform these songs and more at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, when she performs at River View High School in the auditorium.

“I knew she was from here and about two weeks before she came back for the Hot Air Balloon Festival I called the number on her website to see if we could set something up,” Trout said. “I got her assistant and we set a date right there on the phone.”

Since that initial contact, Trout has been working closely with Peck herself.

“We’ve texted and called and e-mailed back and forth,” he said. “She’s been wonderful to work with and had a lot of ideas for promoting this. Normally her assistant handles all this for her but she said she wants everything to be perfect. I think she’s excited too.”

Peck also gave the school a discount and is doing the concert for $3,000 instead of her usual $5,000.

“We had to put up half of that to secure the date and for her to secure her band,” Trout said. “Jeff Drennen Dealerships stepped up to do that for us. They’ve been great to our program.”

Trout is still looking for more sponsors for the concert. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to e-mail him at [email protected].

There will only be 1,000 tickets sold for the concert and 100 of those were sold within two days to releasing the news to students and staff in the River View’s school district. The tickets are $10 per person and about 20 VIP tickets will be sold for $20 each.

“People with VIP tickets will get to go back stage and meet her before the show,” Trout said. “She also will be signing autographs after the show.”

The Jason Pendola Band will play for attendees before Peck’s show.

“We’ve been together 10 or 11 years and played some really neat gigs in front of large audiences, but we are really excited to play for a professional from Nashville who is well known,” said Angie Speicher, who is a keyboard player for the band and the principal’s secretary at River View. “We are super stoked because you don’t get to do something like this often.”

Trout said proceeds from the concert will help the team with a number of items such as buying new equipment and attending camps.

Tickets for the concert are on sale in the River View High School main office and at http://rvbears.seatyourself.biz/

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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