Hoedown for Hunger planned

Published Oct 19, 2013 at 05:00AM

Bend’s Community Center will host the eighth annual Hoedown for Hunger from 1 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2 at the center, 1036 N.E. Fifth St., Bend. The fundraiser highlights local music and raises funds for BCC’s Feed the Hungry program.

The Hoedown will feature a full day of Americana, folk and bluegrass music by local bands, including Quincy Street, the Runway Ranch Band and the Bitterbrush Band. Attendees will receive all-you-can-eat chili donated by local restaurants as well as desserts from local bakeries. Beer and wine will be available. The event will also include a silent auction.

Admission is $15 per teen/adult; children 12 and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 541-312-2069.

The community center will also collect outdoor survival gear donations for its Keep Them Warm program. Requested items include warm clothing, propane cylinders, tents, tarps, bungee cords, camping stoves, sleeping bags and pads, cookware and matches.

Bend’s Community Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a strong community by providing resources for basic needs, job training and volunteer opportunities.

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