Concert to benefit landslide victims Saturday

A fundraiser is scheduled this weekend to help the people affected by the landslide that took place March 27 in Ledgewood on Central Whidbey Island.

The fundraiser is scheduled for 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Greenbank Farm. Some of Whidbey Island’s most notable restaurants and food producers will descend upon the picturesque farm to participate in the Great Whidbey Slide Relief Cook-Off that begins at 2 p.m, according to a news release.

Sponsored by Ciao, Flyers Brewery, Three Sisters Cattle Company, Columbia Distributing, Spoiled Dog Winery, Whidbey Island Wines, Useless Bay Coffee Company, Windermere Realty, Fraser’s Gourmet Hideaway, and Sysco Food Service will prepare some of the best barbecue, tacos, and grilling for the hungry throngs of charitable people who are sure to attend the fundraiser.

Mojo Filter kicks off an afternoon full of music starting at 2 p.m. Local funk sensation The Still Bill Band takes the stage at 4 p.m. and Johnny Bulldog Tristao, lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revisited, will headline the fundraiser and starts performing at 5 p.m.

A massive landslide early in the morning March 27 prompted the evacuation of residents in 17 homes. Currently, county officials have “yellow tagged” four homes near the landslide, which means the homes aren’t habitable, but residents can enter them. County officials have “red tagged” an additional home, which means the structure is unsafe to enter.

Laska said Windermere, food vendors and Central Whidbey residents have chipped in to help organize the fundraiser.

Tickets for the event cost $20 and they are available at the Greenbank Farm the day of the event.

An account has also been set up to help benefit the people affected by the landslide. People can donate to the “Whidbey Slide Relief Fund” account that was set up at Wells Fargo Bank.

For information  call 360- 678-0800.


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