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Fundraiser for Katrina victims slated for Nov. 5

October 26, 2005

The City of Hagerstown is among the sponsors for a communitywide fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom.

The guest speaker is Cathy Parson, head basketball coach at Howard University.

At a press conference Tuesday, city officials said entertainers have donated their time and the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center donated the ballroom. Blues band The Rhythm Kings and disc jockeys Supa Dupa Disko and Cary B will entertain.

Tickets for the event cost $20. Checks may be made payable to the American Red Cross or The Salvation Army.

Sponsorships for a table cost $250, or $125 for half-tables. Individuals and companies may donate items for a silent auction, according to the press release.

To make a donation, call 301-739-8577, ext. 141.

Sponsors include Antietam Cable Television, The Herald-Mail Co., NBC25, Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Beaver Mechanical, Susquehanna Bank and WJEJ Radio.

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