Led Zeppelin fans unite to help Oak Bluffs fire victims

Fire destroyed a home on Kim's Way in February. — File photo by Steve Myrick

Updated 9:30 am Friday, April 19, 2013

Dreamland will host a benefit concert Saturday night to help a couple who lost their pet dog and nearly everything they owned in an Oak Bluffs house fire in February.

The benefit was organized by Margie Thompson of Oak Bluffs, as a tribute to her brother Mark Wojnilo, who died unexpectedly two years ago.

The benefit features Dazed, a tribute band that plays the music of legendary rock group Led Zeppelin.

“Mark’s birthday was April 20,” Ms. Thompson said. “He was a huge Led Zeppelin fan. He loved visiting the Island.”

The concert begins at 9 pm at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs. Tickets are $7 in advance; $10 at the door.

Ticket proceeds from the benefit will go to Heather and Greg Arpin, who rented a small home on Kim’s Way that was destroyed by fire on February 26.

Heather Arpin is a counselor at Connect to End Violence, a local program to support victims of domestic violence. Greg Arpin works for the Transportation Security Administration at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport.

Ms. Thompson works with Mr. Arpin, and wanted to help them as they recover from the fire.

This article was updated to reflect that the Ms. Thompson organized the benefit as a tribute to her brother.