Flood Relief draws record crowd

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"Oh, what a night!" said Jim Sherwood, lead organizer of Flood Relief, an event to benefit folks who suffered financially from the September 13th flood earlier this year. "Fellow Elk members said they had never seen so many people in the building, ever! Estimates from many had the count between 600-700! Regardless, it was a night we may never soon forget."

Four bands performed live at the event, held at the Elks Lodge Saturday, November 2nd.  Crowds danced to Mumblin’ Cousins; Dr. Poz & the Scrubs, featuring Joe Bye; Open Space; and Kamikazi Klones.  People wishing to show support could bid on 200 silent and live auction items, including an oil painting of the statue below the dam done the day before by Ted Garcia, sporting a "wet paint" sign.

"Thank you to the sponsors, the co-sponsors, thank you to the volunteers, thank you to the most amazing evening of music put together in Evergreen in recent history," Sherwood continued.  "Thank you to the stage and sound crews, thank you to the Elks Lodge volunteers, thank you to Evergreen Foothills Rotary, thank you to the kitchen crew, thank you to the bartenders, oh my thank you for all of your patience, thank you to all of the contributions from our wonderful media in town, the Canyon Courier, Serenity Lifestyle magazine, JustAroundHere, Mountain Connection, facebook, e-mails, word of mouth, you name it, thank you! Most importantly, thank you to all who believed, never wavered, never doubted, always remained committed to the cause."

Sherwood was part of a Super Committee that pulled the event together in just a few weeks.  He indicated that the money taken in Saturday night will be distributed within 10 days.  Applications have been received for assistance, and representatives from the Seniors' Resource Center, Elks, Mountain Resource Center and Mountain Foothills Rotary will decide on how the money will be handed out.