CCR tribute draws lively crowd

Hunnies fighting to keep community spirit alive in 100 Mile

Creedence Revived band members Daylin McGee Jones

With the help of the Hun City Hunnies, a classic rock band was revived in 100 Mile House, and a local family program is set to benefit.

A Chicago-based Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band – Creedence Revived – played to a couple of hundred spectators at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on May 18.

“The band was so much fun and they put on a great show,” says Jennifer Frizzi, a member of the Hun City Hunnies, a non-profit society that organizes fun events and raises money for community causes. “They mentioned to us more than once how energetic and enthusiastic the crowd was, and how much they enjoyed B.C. and 100 Mile House.”

After seeking public input on what local organization might benefit from the show, the Hunnies decided on donating half the net proceeds from the event to the Kindergym, a weekly program at the 100 Mile House Community Hall that promotes active children and families.

Unfortunately, the concert didn’t generate any extra cash, Frizzi explains.

“’Net revenue’ is not in our vocabulary at the moment. In any case, it’s important to us that we support Kindergym. It’s such a valuable program for our town, and our society is thrilled to donate $500 to invest in the program’s future.”

Hunnies member Nadaya Tresierra says organizing events in this town isn’t easy.

“One of the big challenges that our society faces is inspiring the public to come out and show their community spirit and enthusiasm. It’s a challenge that I think a lot of event organizers, societies and businesses are facing with us.

“We need to fight to keep this town’s heart beating. Those who do support us, support us to the fullest extent, and I can’t express how much that means to us.”

Keenan Wilcox, a singer-songwriter from Lac la Hache, was the night’s opening act.

The Hunnies are in the process of planning their Second Annual Comedy Night, the Snowed in Comedy Tour, which is set for Oct. 3.

Adds Frizzi: “Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket, and supported our society and our cause.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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