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Honker’s Pub helps Southern Alberta wildfire victims

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Honker’s Pub lends a hand to help out  people affected by the Southern Alberta wildfires, with a benefit concert, Sept. 30.The Jolene Draper band and many other local musicians are playing a fundrauser for Waterton Lake wildfire victims. Photo  by Richard Amery

“We did a benefit for the Fort MacMurray fires and it was successful. We donated  all the money to the Red Cross because the government was matching it. We don’t know where the money from this event will be donated to. We’ll decide where it can best be used,” said Honker’s Pub entertainment director Samantha Wright.

“We have a lot of talented musicians here because of our open mics on Friday and Saturday. So we‘ll have different sets every half hour,” she continued, adding money will be donated through the proceeds from a 50 50 draw, a silent auction and a beef on the bun dinner. There is no cover to attend the event.

“We’ll be accepting donations for the silent auction right up to the day of the event,” she continued, adding there has been a lot of support for the event on the Facebook event.

“The numbers continued to grow every day,” she said.

 The wildfire fundraiser is part of Honker‘s usual monthly “Close to Home”  fundraisers, which take place every month at the open mics.

“We choose a local charity every month to support. So we already had this in place. October will be Biker’s Against Child abuse. Wildfires are happening right now, so it seemed appropriate,” she continued.

The event runs from 3 p.m. to midnight,Sept. 30.

— By Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:56 )  
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