Annual benefit to support Juniata County Food Pantry

MIFFLINTOWN — The annual “Save Thanksgiving” concert to benefit the Juniata County Food Pantry will be held Nov. 19 at the Central Juniata EMS Building in Mifflintown.

Performances will begin at 6 p.m. This will be the ninth year the concert has been held. In addition to performances from several local artists, there will be numerous raffle items from local businesses and artists.

The organizers of the concert always try to present a variety of musical styles to entertain every taste. This year the line-up includes the bluegrass trio Sasparilla and original and traditional country music from Conrad Fisher, both of whom are making their Save Thanksgiving debuts; the highly-original pop of Pishima and her band, Resilience; punk rock heroes Landing Leslie; jazz and blues from Blue Heron, featuring the soulful vocals of Delphine Kirkland; The Heggs, performing a mix of Sue Hipple’s topical originals and covers of country patriarchs like Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams; a special reunion of local rock ‘n roll legends, Little Chicago Band; the brilliance of Starcrossed Losers; and guest appearances by Kyle Morgan, Dave Crane, Dave Groninger, Erica Shellenberger, poet Randi Fellows and more.

Among the raffle items donated are: a Nutri Ninja; an Initials Inc. make-up bag; two large gift baskets filled with cosmetics, jewelry and a handbag; a health and wellness basket; two sip and paint tickets for a future event hosted by independent instructor Angela Dysinger; pearl earrings donated by KC’s Gifts, Jewelry and Awards; a pet basket from Ernest Kennels; gift baskets from the Juniata Valley Winery, Mindy’s Creative Crochet, Gita’s Gifts and Countryside Market; and gift certificates from Trustworthy Travel, Back Home Trading Company, Juniata Valley YMCA, Schlegel’s, Downtown OIP and Grille, Dana Grove Photography, Billy Newman Photography, Lily Manor, Curls and Swirls LLC, a LulaRoe consultant, Bread of Life, Whitesel’s Tree Farm and more.

There will be an assortment of hot soups, sandwiches and vegetarian options available at the event.

The admission cost is a suggested $5 donation and/or a non-perishable food item. All proceeds benefit the Juniata County Food Pantry.