24-Hour Jam builds on success
The Old Grouch’s 24-hour Jam continues to be a boon for STARS Air Ambulance with another stellar event.
Bruce and Gisele Dickson of STARS were on hand Friday afternoon, July 29, 2016 to accept this year’s donation of $9,000. This does not include an annual donation from the Town of Drumheller of $5,000.
The fundraising event, which goes typically the first weekend of June, brings out valley musicians who rock around the clock in benefit of STARS. This puts the 10-year total for the event at about $101,000.
Fran and Garry Nargang began the event after STARS saved their grandson’s life. He was struck by a car and was airlifted.
“Because of STARS’ quick response, he is living quite a normal life and attending Mount Royal University,” said Nargang.
Since then, the community has shown great support for the event. Along with music, there is a silent auction with items donated by the community. The staff also has donated their wages and tips to support the cause.
The gang at the Old Grouch’s always comes up with a fundraising initiative to loosen the wallet. This includes everything from crazy costumes to Sumo wrestling. This year they had a celebrity dunk tank.
For their efforts, they were presented with a STARS wind vane to install at the restaurant.
The 24-Hour Jam at the Old Grouch’s this year raised $9,000, bringing its overall total since it began to $101,000. At the presentation are (l-r) Bruce Dickson, Garry Nargang, Gisele Dickson and Fran Nargang.