Helen Knight sings as part of the Clearwater United choir during annual Clearwater Christmas community concert. Behind her is Jan Westendorp.

Helen Knight sings as part of the Clearwater United choir during annual Clearwater Christmas community concert. Behind her is Jan Westendorp.

PHOTOS: Community Christmas concert helps needy

Event held Saturday evening, Dec. 9, raises nearly $3,000 for Clearwater’s food bank

Musicians from various backgrounds performed during Clearwater’s annual Christmas community concert on Saturday evening, Dec. 9.

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The event was held in Dutch Lake Community Centre and included a silent auction and bake sale.

Nearly 200 people took part and they raised almost $3,000 for Clearwater and District Food Bank.

 

(L-r) Ron Hadley, Harry James and Larissa Hadley admire a handmade model of a 1950 logging truck, complete with bulldozer and arch - one of many valuable items donated for the silent auction held as part of the annual Clearwater community Christmas concert. The event was held Saturday evening, Dec. 9, in Dutch Lake Community Centre and raised nearly $3,000 for Clearwater and District Food Bank. Close to 200 people attended.                                All photos by Keith McNeill

(L-r) Ron Hadley, Harry James and Larissa Hadley admire a handmade model of a 1950 logging truck, complete with bulldozer and arch - one of many valuable items donated for the silent auction held as part of the annual Clearwater community Christmas concert. The event was held Saturday evening, Dec. 9, in Dutch Lake Community Centre and raised nearly $3,000 for Clearwater and District Food Bank. Close to 200 people attended. All photos by Keith McNeill

Little Fort resident Maureen Brown plays background music as the audience files into the gym at Dutch Lake Community Centre.

Little Fort resident Maureen Brown plays background music as the audience files into the gym at Dutch Lake Community Centre.

This handmade wooden rose was just one of several high value items for sale in the silent auction.

This handmade wooden rose was just one of several high value items for sale in the silent auction.

Junior members of the Clearwater Strings Band include (l-r) Amery Hokai, Lars Dowker, Ellyse Williams and Sam Selbee.

Junior members of the Clearwater Strings Band include (l-r) Amery Hokai, Lars Dowker, Ellyse Williams and Sam Selbee.

Lars Dowker plays the violin.

Lars Dowker plays the violin.

Josee Cooperman demonstrates her skill on the violin.

Josee Cooperman demonstrates her skill on the violin.

Sandy Crane plays the violin during the concert. The Upper Clearwater resident instructs the Clearwater Strings Band.

Sandy Crane plays the violin during the concert. The Upper Clearwater resident instructs the Clearwater Strings Band.

Chelsea Lahaie plays the cello as part of the Clearwater Strings Band.

Chelsea Lahaie plays the cello as part of the Clearwater Strings Band.

Zeke plays a combination of popular songs and classical ballads.

Zeke plays a combination of popular songs and classical ballads.

Marnie Peters plays the keyboard.

Marnie Peters plays the keyboard.

Ronnie Dyck sings a mixture of country and religious tunes with the group “Imagine.”

Ronnie Dyck sings a mixture of country and religious tunes with the group “Imagine.”

Melanie Harwood plays the guitar as the band Imagine performs.

Melanie Harwood plays the guitar as the band Imagine performs.

Dan Dyck is part of the group “Imagine.”

Dan Dyck is part of the group “Imagine.”