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Honker’s shows big heart with wildfires fundraiser

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The folks at Honker’s Pub were happy to lend a hand to help out people  recovering from the wildfires in Waterton Lake. The pub was packed, Sept. 30 only was able to catch a couple of the acts on the bill featuring several familiar faces who play Honker’s Friday and Saturday open stages including Raz Bruce, Jay Pizzingrilli, Aaron Landry and local blues/rock band Driving While Blind and the Jolene Draper band.Driving While Blind entertain at Honker’s Sept. 30 fundraiser. Photo By Rchard Amery

I caught a part of Joy Pizzingrilli’s set of classic rock.
 Driving While Blind always put on a great show. They added a rock edge to the blues classic “I’m A King Bee” and played some excellent AC DC covers.
 The event  raised $3,470 through a silent auction, 50/50 draw and beef on a bun sales.

“That’s in addition to the four truckloads  of dog and cat food and leashes we sent out when the SPCA put out a call, which is how it all started,” observed Honker’s owner Vicky Vanden Hoek.
“Lethbridge has a big heart,” she continued adding they are in the midst of forming a committee to decide where the money will be best spent.

Aaron Landry Joy Pizzingrilli, Raz Bruce and Brendan play Honker’s fundraiser. Photo by Richard Amery
“Some people lost cabins and then there are the Alpine Stables. Other people are too shy to come forward,” she continued.

— By Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:06 )  
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