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'Rockin' the Shores' is shakin' it up for the Ocean Shores Food Bank

By Kathy Harris
Published: 03/29/19 Topics: Comments: -

Raucous

"Rockin' the Shores" takes center stage as the fourth annual benefit for Ocean Shores Food Bank. Back by popular demand is “RAUCOUS”.

(Pronounced “Rock US”)

This band presents an energy-packed, audience-friendly performance playing a variety of classic rock and dance music. "RAUCOUS" has performed at clubs, casinos, dances, festivals, fairs and various events throughout the Pacific Northwest. "RAUCOUS" has been selected to perform multiple times at the Bite of Seattle and the Taste of Tacoma.

The evening begins with a silent auction 4:30-6 pm with along with music by Charlie Baer. Dinner by George Lee is at 6 pm, then it’s time to rock out with "RAUCOUS" starting at 7 pm. Live Auction takes place at 7:30 pm, then more music closing out the event at 8:30 pm.

Tickets are $35 per person, Reserved table for 8/ $300. Tickets are available at the Visitor’s Information Center (across from Ocean Shores IGA) and at the Convention Center Mon-Fri 10 am-2 pm. You may also purchase online. This is the Food Bank’s only fund raising event during the year. Tickets are limited to 400 and have sold out each year before the event.

Here are a few facts about the Ocean Shores Food Bank from 2018. They served 5,094 households, 13,520 individuals and distributed 114 tons of food. Volunteers clocked in 10,852 hours of their time. One of those volunteers, Kathy Harris, a volunteer commented during the first quarter of this year, Ocean Shores Food Bank has seen a 23% increase in the number of guests coming to the food bank compared to last year's numbers.

"There is hope and that hope is YOU", according to Sandy Harley, executive director of Ocean Shores Food Bank. "Your support will help provide individuals and families with warm, nutritious food - meals that also offer happiness and hope for a better tomorrow. Everyone can make a difference in the lives of others."

Hunger is a year round problem. It’s as much a problem for the working class as it is for those struggling with poverty Life may change for anyone at any time, making the everyday task of providing for one’s family very difficult. The need is present in individuals, families, senior citizens on fixed incomes, the underemployed and the unemployed, those who struggle to make ends meet.

For more information, please go to the Ocean Shores Food Bank website:https://oceanshoresfoodbank.org/.

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Author: Kathy Harris
Blog #: 0652 – 03/29/19

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