January 24: Ice Fishing Derby & Raffle for Northampton Fire Victims

On January 24, 2010 there will be an ice fishing derby and raffle @ Oxbow/Easthampton Rod & Gun Club to help the victims of the fires in Northampton. Derby times are 6am until 4pm. The tickets will be $10 each and that gets you entrance into the derby and/or a raffle ticket. Over 40 businesses have donated goods and gift cards for the raffle and local business owners have donated cash that will go directly into the fund for victims. All tickets sold and all proceeds but $300 for derby winners will go to fire victims. 1st place fish – $200 prize – 2nd place fish $100 prize. Other prizes for more categories donated by local businesses. Kids under 14 can fish in derby for free and there will be prizes for them also.

All funds will go to The Northampton Neighborhood Fund through the United Way which will dispurse funds to victims. For more info call 413-335-5356. Tickets may be purchased at Valley Sports/Easthampton, Northampton Senior Center and Valley Motor Sports.

Thank you everyone and let’s keep these people in our prayers!!

See also:

Facebook: “Friends of Northampton Arson Victims”, Upcoming Benefits

Gazette: “Arlo Guthrie to play at benefit” (1/11/10)
The concert is planned for the night of Jan. 23 at the Academy of Music. Tickets are $15.

Primate Fiasco and The Winterpills are among the other artists scheduled to perform. All proceeds will go to the Northampton Neighbors Relief Fund.