Benefit concert for York County fallen firefighters set for Sunday

York Dispatch
York City Firefighter Ivan Flanscha

Three musicians will perform this weekend at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts to honor 35 fallen York County firefighters.

Scott McCreery and Carly Pearce, both country musicians, will perform as part of York Elks Lodge 213's Froggy 107.7 for Firefighters concert. McCreery was the winner of "American Idol" in 2011.

Kayla Kroh, a country musician from the York area, will be performing as well.

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Proceeds from the concert will be given to the Fuel Their Fire Scholarship Fund. 

York City Firefighter Zachary Anthony

Ron Lewis, past exalted ruler of York Elks Lodge 213, said when he heard that York City firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony died fighting a fire in York City in March, he wanted to do something to honor them, along with the 33 other York County firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

York City firefighters Flanscha, 50, and Anthony, 29, died after a wall collapsed while they were at the former Weaver Piano & Organ Co. building at 127 N. Broad St. on March 22. 

Proceeds of the event will go to local first-responder scholarships. 

Froggy for Firefighters

The Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony Scholarship is given to any York County resident furthering education in fire, EMS, nursing or conservation. 

The York County Fallen Firefighter Scholarship is given to any firefighter or family member of a firefighter furthering education beyond high school.

The show starts at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.