Friday, September 23

Sioux City raises relief money

A benefit concert being held in Sioux City, Iowa on Saturday, Sept. 26 is expected to raise more than $50,000 to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees that were being sheltered in Lake Charles.

The evacuees were relocated by the Red Cross to Shreveport and Alexandria earlier this week. They are expected to return at a later date.

The free concert is being held in the Sioux City Convention Center there. It features Dr. Dendrite and the Twisted Synapses, with Kemi, inspirational singers and The Matt Hittle Blues Band.

The headliners for the concert are all physicians and practice at the Center for Neuroscience, Orthopaedics, & Spine (CNOS). The doctor's group based in Dakota Dunes, S.D. has pledged $25,000 for the relief effort to assist Lake Charles in sheltering evacuees.

Members of the Krewe de Charlie Sioux are planning to sell Mardi Gras beads and gumbeaux at the concert to raise money for the relief effort.

Hector San Miguel
City Editor

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