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Jazz band benefit at Dexter McCarty


Each year, Metro Family Service’s SUN afterschool program helps more than 100 children and families.

The program also supports the Dexter McCarty SUN Jazz Band.

This year, though, the nonprofit service organization is running out of funds for transporting the jazz band to its many festivals.

In hopes of raising enough money to cover transportation costs, Dexter McCarty SUN Jazz Band will hold a dessert auction and basket raffle 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the middle school, 1400 S.E. Fifth St., Gresham.

Admission is free, but all proceeds from the evening will benefit the Dexter McCarty jazz band. Dessert auction bids start between $5-10, and basket raffle tickets start at $1 each.

Along with free Starbucks coffee, attendees also can enjoy a performance by the band.

Raffle prizes include 30 days of free music, dance, gymnastics and taekwondo lessons; massages; coffee and restaurant certificates; natural foods; bowling and orchestra tickets; farm and garden items; scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies; and children’s books.

Thirty-two Gresham area businesses have made donations for the auctions.

For more information, call Laura Neely, SUN Community School site coordinator, at 503-804-2158 or email lauran@metfamily.