24 Hour Jam sets new record | DrumhellerMail
Last updateFri, 14 Jun 2024 6pm

24 Hour Jam sets new record


    For 24 hours participants rocked, swinged, be-bopped and crooned their way to raising more than $7,300 for STARS Air Ambulance.

    This year saw the eighth annual 24 Hour Jam at The Old Grouch’s, and the fifth that it has dedicated to STARS Air Ambulance.
    For the evening, the staff donated their wages and tips to the cause. As well, an ample silent auction table with a great variety of items from local residents and businesses was there for the bidding. All the while act after act brought music to the stage at the homey restaurant.
    Dew Carver hosted the event, which included performances by Ronnie and the Fixations from Airdrie, Elvis, of course, and a number of local acts. On Friday night, the Wayfaring Fiddlers took to the stage followed by Madison Daly and her soulful sounds.
    Fran Nargang explained the event has been attracting more than just locals. This year there were participants from Bentley and Regina that came specifically for the event. There were also a number of visitors to the valley who dropped in to check out the store.
    Some of the top fetching items in the auction included a blanket chest made by inmates at the Drumheller Institution that fetched $500. A cruiser bike donated by Encana raised $300 and a bar fridge donated by Big Rick raised $300.
    This year Garry Nargang was up to his old tricks. Last year he wore a Skort during the event to raise funds. To top it this year he dressed as a duck, and for a donation, patrons could pluck the duck and pull out his tail feathers. This endeavour raised $490.
As of Monday, the 24 Hour Jam raised $7,341, and funds were still coming in.

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