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Benefit concert in Ontario a benefit for local families

Inside Becki Holte’s Boots to Roots Salon in Vale there is a Help Them to Hope “giving tree” featuring gift ideas for retirees at a local nursing home. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

The annual Help Them to Hope campaign is putting on its yearly concert, now in its 29th year, on Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Four Rivers Cultural Center. The program starts at 3 p.m.

Admission is a donation of cash or canned food to help more than 800 struggling families in Malheur, Payette and Washington counties for the holidays.

This year’s performers will include the Treasure Valley Swing Band, vocalist Obadiah Neasham from Adrian, the Walker Family from Weiser and Portland-based electronic music artist John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl.

Other performers are local pianists, cellists and French horn players along with vocalists . . .