Music for a Cause Rebuilding after the FLAMES

Saturday, November 5 at 7:00pm – November 6 at 2:00am
River Rock Grille 1600 RT. 70 West, Brick Township, NJ
(Formally Petersons/Marina Grille)

Please come out for a benefit for Chris and his wife Dani Houck, who lost everything in a 6 alarm fire over the summer in Seaside Heights, NJ. Here is a link to the Facebook event page: Please go to this event link and invite some of your friends who you think might like to attend; River Rock Grille has a capacity of 1200 and we are trying to have as many people attend as possible….

A fire relief fundraiser for Chris and Dani Houck; who lost everything in a fire at their house in Seaside

Tickets will be a $15.00 donation at the door. 100% of the proceeds are going to help try to rebuild Chris and Dani’s lives after the tragic fire…River Rock Grille is gracious enough to provide food and drink specials throughout the evening…(Specials will be announced soon) The benefit will be starting at 7:00pm and will go to 2:00am. For your musical enjoyment we will be having three bands plus a surprise guest playing a tween-er set in-between bands. We will also be having a silent auction as well as a 50/50 raffle.

We are currently accepting donations for the silent auction.

We will also be accepting non perishable household items to try to help this family rebuild from scratch as they lost everything they owned in the fire. Gift cards are a great way to make a donation as well….

Anyone who cannot attend and would like to make a donation can mail donations to River Rock Grille c/o Chris & Dani Fire Relief Fund (make checks payable to Chris & Dani Houck) 1600 Rt. 70 West, Brick, NJ 08723 ~Thank You

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7:00pm – 8:30pm Band TBA (Bar Stage)

8:30pm – 10:00pm Tasting Grace ( (Restaurant Stage)(CONFIRMED)

10:00pm – 1:45am – Band TBA (Bar Stage)



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Seaside Heights Restaurant ‘Totaled’ After 6-Alarm Blaze, Fire Chief Says
It took nearly 150 firefighters almost five hours Sunday to knock down a blaze that destroyed the La Casa Del Sol restaurant and sent eight firemen to the hospital, Seaside Heights Fire Chief Sam Samarelli said.

Fire companies were hampered by an 18-inch void between the flat roof of the two-story building and the ceilings in the two apartments on top of the restaurant that made it difficult to reach the flames, Samarelli said.

“It was inevitable,” he said. “That’s why we lost the entire roof.”

The fire had probably been burning for some time before restaurant employees and diners first smelled smoke around 5:15 p.m., Samarelli said.

The Mexican restaurant is located on the corner of the Boulevard and Hancock Avenue.

High temperatures, coupled with roughly 90 percent humidity, felled some of the firefighters. Five Seaside Heights volunteers and three from neighboring fire companies were treated at Community Medical Center in Toms River, some for heat exhaustion, others for smoke inhalation, the chief said.

“The problem we ran into was the humidity,” he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, which is routine, said Seaside Heights Detective Steve Korman.

Samarelli said when he arrived on the scene, smoke and flames were visible in the southwest corner of the second story.

The occupants were not home at the time of the fire, but a dog in one of the apartments died in the blaze, he said.

Fire companies from Lavallette, Seaside Park, Toms River and Island Heights also responded. Firefighters finally left the scene at 10:30 p.m., more than five hours after they responded, Samarelli said.