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12 Bands Before Christmas

The 12 Bands Before Christmas Festival has selected us as a beneficiary. The event is December 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at Sunset Hall, 6809 S. Hanna, Fort Wayne.

Local and acoustic bands will perform for an all-ages audience, while face painting, water tattoos and body drawing is also included in this event. Children ten and under are admitted free and will have the opportunity to meet with Santa and receive a small gift.

Everyone who attends is invited to help local families by donating canned goods for a local food pantry and warm coats for the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.

Proceeds from the 50/50 drawing and silent auction will be split among the charities the event has chosen to support. The holiday festival will offer a cash bar, luncheonette and gift shop with the participating band’s merchandise available for purchase.

This year’s event, as well as past, have been dedicated to our armed forces here and abroad with the Disabled American Veterans being the main charity. Discounted tickets will be available for members of the armed forces with their military I.D.

The 12 Bands Before Christmas Festival is sponsored in part by Big Mama Promotions, Dimension 4 Media and F.O.C.U.S Productions. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased at Phantom Fireworks on Lima Road, Wooden Nickel on Clinton or Jam Crib on North Anthony Blvd; costs are $8 for pre-sell and $10 at the door.