Jammin' Against Hunger

WVC at Omak presents tenth annual Jammin' Against Hunger Nov. 20

Media Contact: Livia Millard, multicultural coordinator/academic adviser 509.422.7814, or Libby Siebens, executive director community relations, 509.682.6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

November 13, 2015

The Associated Students of Wenatchee Valley College at Omak invite the community to enjoy an evening of entertainment at the 10th annual community benefit show Jammin' Against Hunger on Friday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 11 p.m. The show will be held in Okanogan Grange Hall, 5th Ave., South Okanogan. Admission is five cans of non-perishable unexpired food items per person. The event aims to raise one ton of food for local food banks each year.

Keith Scott imageFeatured entertainer is Chicago-based blues-rock guitarist Keith Scott, who will share his talents as a blues guitarist, vocalist, lyricist and harmonica performer. Scott is an electrifying performer and has opened recently for Savoy Brown. He has also opened for Bo Diddley, BB King, Wishbone Ash and Junior Wells. Scott has five solo CDs to his credit, including Heavy Blues, World Blues and Universal Blues. Tennessee Blues has been reviewed favorably by Living Blues, the world's premier blues magazine. Scott is familiar with the Okanogan area, as one of his favorite pastimes is fishing in the Okanogan.

Local band Cristina Del Rosario and the Northern Soul will also perform rhythm and blues, vintage soul and danceable grooves. Del Rosario is a WVC at Omak alumna and performed at one of the first Jammin' Against Hunger events. She delivers a powerful and soulful voice that will bring the house down. The band includes Okanogan County residents Tim Alley on drums, Quill Hyde on bass and Evan Scott on electric guitar.

A concession stand sponsored by WVC at Omak Phi Theta Kappa will sell Indian tacos and stuffed baked potatoes. The event also includes door prizes donated by local businesses and community members, in addition to Jammin' Against Hunger t-shirt and wristband giveaways.

Food banks are requesting donations of canned fruits and proteins such as peanut butter and meat.

This is a drug and alcohol free event. For more information, call Livia Millard at (509) 422-7814 or Kleshia Arnold at (509) 422-7890.