Kindness 4 Kidz event planned in Harrington

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The Jim Cochran Band will headline a fundraising event for the June Jam Kindness 4 Kidz program, designed to collect money and toys for needy children

The first benefit designed to raise money for the June Jam organization’s Kindness for Kidz program is planned for Sunday, November 4 from 2 to 7 PM at the Harrington Moose Lodge. The program, which began as part of Toys for Tots, collects toys and money so that underprivileged children have gifts to open on Christmas.

“Two years ago, June Jam Vice-President Ben Sipple, retired after working extremely hard for 17 years for Toys for Tots. June Jam was the largest Toys for Tots contributor, raising thousands of dollars for thousands of kids with thousands of toys,” Bob Hartley, Founding President of June Jam, said. “It was a gargantuan effort on our part. We’ve had different fire halls and legions and what have you do events for us. So, this one is at the Harrington Moose. Toys for Tots is no more. We had groups calling us like the Rotary and others saying, “hey, we’d like to help out with toys but there’s no Toys for Tots.” So, we’re trying to fill that gap and we’re coordinating six other organizations to help do that.”

The event will include a Chinese auction and admission is $10 or $5 and an unwrapped toy at the door. There will be food available for purchase as well as raffles, including a 50/50 drawing. Bands will kick off at 2 PM with Nite Train, bringing their classic rhythm and blues to the event. They are followed by Group Therapy at 3:30 PM.

“Group Therapy was provided to us by the Moose,” Hartley said. “We definitely appreciate them helping us entertain the guests at this event.”

The headliner for the event is the Jim Cochran Band who will play their rendition of popular songs, ranging from rock to Southern rock and more.

“I really need to thank our Vice-President, Lynn Fowler, for putting this together,” Hartley said. “She has been a driving force making sure this event, and a lot of other events, go off without a hitch. We are hoping to kick off our Kindness 4 Kidz season in a big way at our first fund raiser.”

For more information about the event, contact Fowler at 302-272-3127 or Hartley at 302-270-7408. Toys will be distributed by local Kent County organizations.




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