From Music to Many Dollars

Meota Musical Productions arranged two successful and fun-filled evenings of entertainment featuring the Golden Oldies while raising money for others. The program consisted of music from the 50s, 60s and 70s with costumed performers Elton John, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, K.D. Lang, Glenn Campbell, Janis Joplin, Kenny Rogers, Mary Hopkins and The Beach Boys. A wide variety of musical accompaniment made the show spectacular.  Shows were held on Aug. 4 in Meota with a second concert in Battleford on Sept. 28. The Aug. 4 concert was a sold out event and raised $6,839.50 for Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation. The Battleford concert raised $15,934.00. Hope of Life; a non-profit charity in Guatemala received 50 per cent of the proceeds. This charity builds homes and helps the needy in Guatemala. The other 50 per cent was donated to BUH Foundation to support BUH Foundation’s 2019/2020 “Ready. Set. Baby!”  Capital Campaign to raise over $160,000 to purchase new fetal monitors and birthing beds for BUH’s labour and delivery unit. Sue Pruden-McIvor and Dianne Becotte organized, sold tickets and prepared supper for 300 guests who attended this event in September. BUHF says it is grateful for those who attended in support of both causes and thanks the businesses that supported both events with “silent auction” items, performers, musicians and volunteers who have raised a total of $14,806.50 for BUH Foundation. Pictured are Charles Baillargeon - Meota Musical Productions, Sheila Stensrud - BUH Foundation Office Administrator  and Sue Pruden-McIvor - BUH Foundation’s Board of Director Chair. Photo submitted

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