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Thanks if you have already pitched in we are just under $20,000! It will take a little help from everyone to get to our $55,000 Fall Drive goal. Have you done your part? Beat the rush of Friday’s One Day Drive and donate now! “Mug” level members get the first chance at Stardust Costume Ball tickets on Thursday, October 10th at the station starting at 9am. Remaining tickets will go on sale at Old Harbor Books on Friday, October 11th. This year’s band is “Smoking Bill” a dance band with a horn section from Seattle. We are currently accepting lip sync acts! Contact Rebecca or Ken at the station.Village_Peop

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