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JEMS bash to fund Jay flood relief effort

— A night of music and fun is planned to help people who are still in need after a night of water and wind.

The Jay Entertainment and Music Society (JEMS) will be hosting a night of acoustic music and silent auction on Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at 7 p.m. at the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre in Upper Jay.

Admission for the evening is $10, and Kate Zientko of JEMS said that every penny raised will go to the Town of Jay Hurricane Irene Fund.

“As soon as this event happened, the board members of JEMS were on the phone and e-mailing each other trying to figure out a way that we could help,” Zientko said. “We have been helping throughout the community, and we felt that another way that we could help was to sponsor this concert and silent auction.”

The concert will feature several local artists and musicians, including Julie Robinson-Robards and Larry Stone; Celia Evans and Daun Reuter; Drew and Annie Sprague; Martha and Dennis Gallagher; Scott Tuller; Susan Richards; Kate Donis, Wendy Block and Don Vicaro; and Eric Klotzko.

“Some of these artists have been directly affected by the flooding and hurricane and have lost property,” Zientko said. “All of the artists are donating their time for the event, and we are getting some items in for the silent auction.”

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening’s event will be Jay Town Supervisor Randall “Randy” Douglas.

The concert and auction is also sponsored by the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery and Adirondack Mountain Spirits, Inc.

For more information, visit www.Jemsgroup.org, or email Kate@jemsgroup.org

If you have items, services, or gift certificates that you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact Jean Snow at jeansnow67@yahoo.com or call 946-7794.

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