Jammin' Against Hunger

Ninth Annual Jammin' Against Hunger Nov. 21

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

Cody Beebe and The Crooks










Support the ninth annual Jammin' Against Hunger community benefit show, sponsored by Wenatchee Valley College at Omak student government, and enjoy an evening of entertainment. The benefit show takes place on Friday, Nov. 21, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Key, 120 Pine, Okanogan. Admission to attend this event is five cans of non-perishable, unexpired food items per person. The student government's goal this year is to raise at least a ton of food for the local food banks.

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, WVC at Omak Multicultural Affairs Coordinator, at (509) 422-7814, or Tammy Combs, Associated Students of Wenatchee Valley College at Omak events coordinator, at (509) 422-7890.

Combs said that WVC at Omak student government recognized the needs of the valley following a destructive fire season. "We all saw the power of a community that comes together to help due to the effects of the Carlton Complex fires," she said. "The season of Thanksgiving and Christmas is a time of heightened need, with this year being no different. Jammin' Against Hunger is a wonderful opportunity to have fun as well as gift the community with a much-needed donation.... We look forward to being a part of the solution for hunger in Okanogan County."

Featured entertainers are Cody Beebe and the Crooks—the band's fourth appearance at this event. Opening for them is local band, The Company Band. The show also includes a dance contest with a $100 first-place prize in addition to many other prizes.

Seattle's Cody Beebe & the Crooks make rock music that is inspired by the frontier attitude of the American Heartland, with Americana and blues roots. Rather than eclectic, the music comes off with a directness and unpretentious nature characteristic of their hometown's rock and roll. After five years on the road and two albums, CBC is bolstered by a tight brotherhood and bravely presents innovative music with honest, well-crafted lyrics. The band members are Cody Beebe, lead vocals and guitar; Skyler Mehal, guitar and vocals; Eric Miller, bass and vocals; Aaron Myers, keys, organ and vocals; and Brian Paxton, drums and vocals.

Having recently performed at The Gorge's Watershed Music Festival and having shared stages with acts as diverse and accomplished as Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Austin Jenckes and Allen Stone, CBC is on the precipice of making a lasting national impact.

The Company Band consists of Casey Martin, lead guitar and vocals; Kirk Gildroy, drummer; and Randy Statler, bass guitar. The Company Band is based out of the Omak area and has been rocking the Okanogan Valley for twenty-six years. They have opened up for Tom T. Hall, Dottie West and Freddy Fender.

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