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Concert raises $3,000 for December flood victims

by: Darryl Swan, (Left) Tibet, a gathering of horns, strings and the occasional drum thump, worked through chorus-line renditions of contemporary and classic sounds. (right) “Rainstock” organizer Danny Mays surveys the concert landscape on Saturday night.

Music lovers both young and old descended on the Olde School in St. Helens on Saturday night to help raise money for victims of the December floods. The concert, dubbed as 'Rainstock,' raised $1,500 within the first two hours, matching local business donations for a total count of $3,000.

'It was awesome,' said Danny Mays.

Mays and Jordan Freimuth, both seniors at Scappoose High School, assembled the concert over the course of three weeks. Around 200 people showed up to hear live music from a diverse line-up, including everything from country to fast-paced rock and roll. 'Everybody seemed to have a really good time,' Mays said. 'I think there was something there for everybody.'