Dinner, concert and communty sale for Round Fire victims

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A fundraising dinner and concert to benefit those affected by the Round Fire in Swall Meadows and Paradise is being organized by local citizens, the Rotary Clubs of Bishop, Bishop Lions Club, Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra, and service clubs in Mammoth Lakes.


The event will take place Saturday, March 7th at the Charles Brown Auditorium at the Tri-county Fairgrounds from 6-9 pm.  The menu will include beef tri-tip, smoked turkey, garlic roasted potatoes, veggies, salads, beverages, and Schat’s bread. 4H kids will provide desserts.  A no-host bar will offer beer and wine.

Bishop’s own String Theory will entertain the crowd.  A Silent auction will be held and those wishing to donate items for the auction can call Barbara at 760 937-6745.

Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased in Bishop at Spellbinder’s Books, Eastern Sierra Community Bank, and the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, and in Mono County at the Crowley Lake Store, the Booky Joint and the Mammoth Fire Station.  One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will go to those affected by the Round Fire.

For more information: Jeff Griffiths 760-937-0072


Community Benefit sale

The people of the Eastern Sierra are amazing!  The morning after the Round Fire, generous donors began dropping off donations of clothing, shoes, bedding, toiletries and other items to aid those displaced from Paradise and Swall Meadows.

The Salvation Army, Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop Chamber and many devoted volunteers have been working diligently for weeks to sort and display the items.  Dozens of families have picked up items and expressed true gratitude.

The outpouring of support has been phenomenal – so much so that more items have been collected than can possibly be used by the fire families.

Organizers will hold a “Community Benefit” sale with the remaining items this weekend at the Home Economics Building, Tri-County Fairgrounds.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit both the local Salvation Army and the Round Fire Relief Fund.  Hours for the Community Benefit Sale will be Saturday, March 7th, 9am until 6pm and Sunday, March 8th, 12noon until 4pm.

Everyone loves a great sale – and this one is not to be missed!  Amazing selection of clothing for men, women & children; shoes of all sizes and so much more!  Plus, proceeds go to a very important cause.



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5 Responses to Dinner, concert and communty sale for Round Fire victims

  1. Terry March 4, 2015 at 7:05 am #

    I love benefit events when I am helping people who truly need the help. What I don’t get about this fundraiser if how it will benefit the fire victims. Did they not have insurance? Please explain what else I’m missing here.

  2. Plain Joe March 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    I was thinking the same thing Terry. Would be nice to have more detail as to how it will benefit Round Fire victims. I would think insurance will make most of the people whole financially so I too am interested in hearing more. At least with iCare benefit dinners people have a better idea where funds are going.

  3. Dee Younger March 4, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    I will be one of the many volunteers at this event along with many service organizations who care and are always lending a hand when people are in need. The money that is raised will be responsible taken care of and distributed among families in need. Some people left home without wallets and pets that are irreplaceable. Try getting a motel room without a credit card. Or the basic essential items that a family needs. Now if you two want to enjoy a great evening with great music give me a call at 760-258-7314 We can always use more volunteer

  4. Philip Anaya March 5, 2015 at 7:18 am #

    Just saying, there are still deductables and many other expenses that will not be compensated by Insurance coverage. Add to that , the direct contribution of some bucks and needed items to exist from this effort, is the idea that the support of Folks who have lost everything are not alone in all of this. If you have ever dealt with your Insurance Co. with a catastrophic claim you would know what this outreach from the Community means to these neighbors and friends.

  5. GW March 5, 2015 at 8:02 am #

    Anyone who thinks insurance covers everything has never dealt with insurance claims before! This is how welfare used to work and still should. The community as a whole would helps those in need rather than our govt. The thumbs up to these two replies are very telling as to where our society is going! These 40 families don’t need our help, that’s what our govt. is for. Sarcasm off. (Govt. regulates the insurance industry) I’d expect to see this reaction in urbania, but in Bishop!!!! Sad to see indeed! We’ll be there in support.


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