SD27 Poverty Challenge concert and auction coming up

School District 27 is hosting its second annual Poverty Challenge Variety Show and Silent Auction on Nov. 1.

School District 27 is hosting its second annual Poverty Challenge Variety Show and Silent Auction on Nov. 1 starting at 7 p.m. at the Signal Point entertainment centre.

Entertainment will be provided by musicians Dena Baumann, Carmen Mutschele, Brent Morton, and Troy Forcier and Samira’s belly dance group.

The $15 tickets include appetizers and snacks and a wide variety and price range ($10 and up) of auction items donated by local businesses from gift cards, electronic equipment sports memorabilia, spa and other gift baskets, says event organizer Grant MacLeod.

“We very much appreciate the support of local businesses that have made donations,” MacLeod said. “Without them there wouldn’t be a fundraiser to support the food bank.”

He says the event raised $8,200 last year and they hope to raise at least that much and a bit more for the food bank with this year’s event.

Advance tickets only are $15 each and are available at Lake City Secondary, Williams Lake and Columneetza main offices, the school district board office and the Signal Point entertainment centre.

All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

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