The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


February 17, 2014

Moose Exchange benefit to aid fire-impacted tenants

BLOOMSBURG — The Moose Exchange, a non-profit arts and cultural center, will hold a special fundraiser in conjunction with Bloomsburg’s Art Walk-In on Thursday, Feb. 20,  from 4-10 p.m. in the downstairs back room of the Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg.

The event will benefit the tenants and artists who resided in the Moose Exchange when a fire swept through the building Jan. 30. The money raised will assist tenants and artists replace valuable items lost in the fire. Future fundraisers will be held to benefit the rebuilding of the Moose Exchange’s building.

The fundraiser will include a casual dinner, live music, and a silent auction.

Rod Kile with the restaurant Kreekside 2 will serve BBQ, chips and potato salad or applesauce from 4-8 p.m. with an admission cost of $10 per adult and $5 per child. There will also be live music from 4-10 p.m. For music only, there is a cover charge of $5.

The tentative music schedule is:

4-4:45 - Emily Inman

5-5:45 - Darren Inman

6-6:45 - Mime Tribes

7-7:45 - The Mighty Susquehannas

8-8:45 - The Clove Collective

9-10:00 - 3rd Street

Silent auction items include gift certificates for local dining establishments and wineries, lodging, yoga classes and wellness services, entertainment tickets, and much more.

Bloomsburg’s Annual Art Walk-In will take place in the downstairs front room of the Caldwell Consistory. Enjoy music by local performers Paul Loomis, The Early Music Ensemble, and George Chamuris, as well as artwork from all over the area.

Speak with artists about why and how they create artworks in photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, fibers, jewelry and other media.

Two funds have been established for the Moose Exchange at First Columbia Bank & Trust, one for tenants and one for Moose Exchange rebuilding efforts. Members of the public can donate by visiting any local branch and mentioning the funds.

Donations may also be made through the Moose Exchange’s website at Checks made payable to Moose Exchange may be mailed to 203 W. Main St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

For more information and updates about rebuilding efforts and needs, visit the Moose Exchange’s website or Facebook page.

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