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Gonzo Okanagan's Christmas CD fundraiser brings in thousands

Locals sing thoughful tunes

A Christmas fundraiser coordinated by Gonzo Okanagan and Best Western Plus Kelowna has raised nearly $4,000 for families in need, and they’re still shooting for more.

The Miracle on 97th Street Live Recording & Silent Auction, which was held on Sunday, Nov. 3, was a unique event in which 12 Thompson Okanagan musical acts performed Christmas songs live on stage at 97 Street Pub. The performances were recorded and put on a CD that organizers are selling, with the proceeds going to Kelowna S.H.A.R.E. Society adopt-a-family hamper program.

Gonzo Okanagan, which is a local music, arts and entertainment publication, will be visiting the Kelowna S.H.A.R.E. Society office on Friday, Dec. 20, to deliver what they’ve raised. It has already designated money for food and gifts for five local families.

There are still CDs available at 97 Street Pub, but the deadline is tomorrow. Gonzo’s goal was to raise $5,000 to give away, and it would like to provide $25 gift certificates to the residents of Ozanam Recovery House with any remaining funds.

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