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V Club to host fundraiser Saturday for Ronald McDonald House

February 27, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON —The V Club Night Club will be hosting a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House of Huntington on Saturday, March 3.

Bands such as the Dividends, Basie, the Karpet Dabs, and Shenanagram will perform at the V Club located at 741 6th Avenue in Huntington. Doors open at 8 p.m.

The event is open to adults age 18 or older. A $10 donation will be taken at the door with proceeds going directly to the Ronald McDonald House. There will additionally be auction items for grabs at the event, including four-day passes to the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware this summer from June 14-17.

Tickets for that event featuring world-renowned artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Artic Monkeys, Lil Wayne, and more can additionally be bid for online at www.32auctions.com/RMCHVClubAuction.

Last year’s Ronald McDonald House benefit at the V Club raised $1,200 for the charity.

Marshall University Public Relations capstone students as part of their capstone class are assisting with public relations efforts for the Ronald McDonald House of Huntington to raise funds throughout the Spring 2018 Semester. The campaign culminates with a Reverse Raffle event on April 28.

The capstone students hope to surpass the proceeds made last year at the V Club for the Ronald McDonald House between wristband sales, donations, and auction item sales.

For more information on the campaign, visit the group’s website at muandrmhc.wixsite.com/2018campaign.

The Ronald McDonald House, incorporated in Huntington 30 years ago, firmly believes that families are stronger when they are together. The average amount of families served by the house in a month is around 40. Families typically stay for around two weeks, however some may need to stay for months or years.

The home strongly relies financially on donations from patrons and the community. While they do receive funding from McDonalds, the average amount they receive annually is only about 35% of their budget.

Read more about the band Basie in Thursday’s Weekend section.