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Davis Street Fire Fund Benefit a huge success with the community

Louie Zagoras (center) jams with John Sharp and Daryl Sandfort with Poor Man’s Cow at the Davis Street Fire Fund Benefit at 27 LIVE.
Louie Zagoras (center) jams with John Sharp and Daryl Sandfort with Poor Man’s Cow at the Davis Street Fire Fund Benefit at 27 LIVE.

"Davis St. Fire Fund" Benefit held at 27LIVE, Sat. Jan.18th Huge Success
(Jan. 21, 2014--Evanston, IL) A full house came out to support the Davis Street Fire Benefit which raised funds to help the employees who lost their jobs after three local Evanston businesses on Davis. St. burnt down the last weekend in December. 27 Live was filled to its 400 person capacity and the event raised $12,000. The Evanston community supported the event and enjoyed the performances of the three bands that donated their talent: Steve Rashid, Louie Zagoras Trio and Poor Man’s Cow. 27 Live donated the space and many Evanston residents and businesses donated to the raffle and assisted in the successful event. Greg Easterling from 97.1 The Drive radio station emceed the event.Owner of 27 Live, John Tasiopolous commented after the benefit, "it was so gratifying to see the community come out and support our neighbors and friends and the overwhelming response has been a humbling experience for all of us involved. Evanston is a very special community."The employees affected by the fire in addition to the Evanston’s firefighters were treated as VIPs on the upper level of 27 Live and attended the event free of charge.  Donations are still being accepted at the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. Checks can be made out and mailed to the Chamber at 1840 Oak Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, please indicate Davis Street Fire Fund the subject header. 

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