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Community asked to support 'A Night for Debbie'


With “The Dirty Big Band” a headliner, Genny Russell-Duffenais is hoping there will be “dirty big support” for “A Night for Debbie” on Saturday.

Debbie Wilton is seen in her former business Debbie’s Video Shoppe.

The community support event is for Debbie Wilton, who lost not only her business Debbie’s Video Shoppe in a March 13 fire but her spot in the community.

That’s according to Russell-Duffenais, who is one of the organizers for the event, who said Wilton was always there for the community, not only selling tickets for any upcoming events taking place but promoting events and activities in any way she could.

She said Wilton was also the go-to person for any type of community information that a person needed and if she didn’t have the answer readily available, she would get it in short order.

“This event (A Night for Debbie) is to help raise proceeds that will go to Debbie for future endeavours as I understand her plan is to reopen a business that will continue to support the community as she has in the past,” Russell-Duffenais said.

The event takes place on Saturday night at Razoolies on Carolina Avenue starting at 8 p.m. with Fergus O’Byrne and Jim Payne kicking off the night with a set. In addition to the The Dirty Big Band of Stephenville, other performers for the night include: MPH from Stephenville, Mixed Tapes out of Corner Brook and The Benoit’s Family from the Port au Port Peninsula.

Tickets for A Night for Debbie are available at Ben’s Pharmacy, The Sweet Shop and First Choice Vision Centre.

The evening will also include a silent auction.

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