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Rock-a-thon in Springhill on Saturday

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, will help keep the beat as Eleanor Harroun (centre) rocks in her rocking chair at the third annual Let’s Rock It Rock-a-thon Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Recreation Centre in Springhill. Also participating in the Rock-a-thon is Marilyn Maddison (left) and Marj Brent. Harroun is the memorial secretary with the Springhill-Oxford Area Chapter of the Kidney Foundation, Maddison is past-president, and Brent is the chairperson.
Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, will help keep the beat as Eleanor Harroun (centre) rocks in her rocking chair at the third annual Let’s Rock It Rock-a-thon Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Recreation Centre in Springhill. Also participating in the Rock-a-thon is Marilyn Maddison (left) and Marj Brent. Harroun is the memorial secretary with the Springhill-Oxford Area Chapter of the Kidney Foundation, Maddison is past-president, and Brent is the chairperson. - Dave Mathieson

SPRINGHILL – Are you ready to rock?

For the third year in a row, the Senior Citizen Recreation Centre in Springhill will be rocking to raise money for people suffering from kidney disease.

“The major way it helps is when people are on a wait list to have a kidney transplant and they have to go to the city hospital,” said Marj Brent, chairperson for the Springhill-Oxford Area Chapter of the Kidney Foundation. “The cost of parking is a big issue, and eating a special diet can be costly too.”

The Let’s Rock It Rock-a-thon is hosted by the Springhill-Oxford Area Chapter of the Kidney Foundation.

“It doesn’t cost anything to attend but we would like a donation if you didn’t go out to get pledges,” said Brent.

The Rock-a-thon runs from 1 to 4 p.m., and includes music, coffee, tea, sweets and prizes. Also, about 10 people will take turns keeping the rocking chair rocking during the event.

The Springhill-Oxford Area Chapter holds various fundraisers throughout the year.

“The community is small but they’re really supportive,” said Brent.

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