Benefit Breakfast for Tim Cretsinger, of Groovacious & The Ellsworth Jubilee House.

 Annually, the Iron County Home Builders Association (ICHBA) looks for worthy causes for the Benefit Breakfast at the Spring Home and Garden Fair.  This year the association has selected Tim Cretsinger, of Groovacious, who is fighting throat cancer, and the Ellsworth Jubilee House, that provides a place to stay for individuals and families getting care at the Valley View Medical Center. All of the proceeds from the Benefit Breakfast will be split between Tim Cretsinger and the Ellsworth Jubilee House.

Tim Cretsinger
Tim Cretsinger

Known as the father of Groove, Tim Cretsinger, owner of Groovacious in Cedar City and founder of Groovefest, has owned and operated the Groovacious music store in Cedar City since November 9, 1992.  It provides a wide variety of music from the 50’s to the present. Tim has worked in the record business since 1975, and his store sells all formats, all genres, plus music related gifts as well as boutique items, like a care package.

A good old fashioned record store selling to customers from all over the world.  In 2002


Tim brought Goovefest to Cedar City. It is an American Music Festival is a seven day festival dedicated to American music, whether it is Blues & Folk, Bluegrass & Country Western, Americana, Jazz, and Jam.

The Ellsworth Jubilee House was dedicated on July 16, 2009 and is located on Northfield Road next to The Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City. The facility helps patients who may not be able to afford a place to stay during treatments. The Ellsworth Jubilee Home also benefits visiting family members of those who are hospitalized. The house was named in memory of Lansing Ellsworth, MD and the team of healthcare professionals from Southwest Skin and Cancer who lost their lives on August 22, 2008 while providing needed care to the residents of southern Utah.

Ellsworth House
Ellsworth House

The Iron County Home Builders Association has a special connection to the Ellsworth House.  Most of the labor and materials were donated by individuals and businesses of Cedar City, including many of our builders, subcontractors and suppliers.  They provided materials, equipment, and labor to help in erecting this valuable Cedar City asset.  It continues to rely on donations for food, supplies, etc., to operate the house for its many visitors.  The association is pleased to be able to continue to help with needed support.

The Benefit Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 26th, 8am–9am, at the ICHBA’s Spring Home & Garden Fair in the SUU Sharwan Smith Center that weekend.  In partnership with generous sponsors, Chartwells at SUU, Rainbow Sign and Banner,  and the Valley View Medical Center, the Iron County HBA invites its members and the public to come and support this great cause.

For additional information about the Benefit Breakfast, or to make a donation in advance, contact the ICHBA office at 435-865-1113 or email

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