When the spotlight dimmed in The Gathering Place on Friday night the final note lingered in the air, a tangible buzz of excitement and pride filling the room.

The evening was full of great entertainment featuring local talent, Lady Friday, Ray Whitton, Ben Donaldson, as well as Walter Bushman. The audience was engaged and sang along throughout the evening. There was a 50/50 and the winner donated the funds right back to Telemiracle.

The Futuristic Industries All-Star Choir, under the guidance of Ray Whitton and Ben Donaldson, capped the evening performance with their song that will be appearing on Telemiricle 48—it was a testament to the power of community, perseverance, and heart. The choir's rendition of The Tragically Hip's song, "Ahead by a Century," not only captivated the audience but also served as a beacon of hope and a symbol of what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.

With over $2100 raised on Friday night, the choir's next stop is the much-anticipated Telemiracle 48 telethon. The group will be appearing Sunday around 1:30 pm on television screens across Saskatchewan to present their donations and story. 

Winners of the silent auction were as follows:

Cassie Leggot  for the picnic table
Ursula Bussier for the kidney bench
Tracy Sweeney for the purple Martin house
Bev Trach for the Adirondack Chair
Russ Weber for the 4-tier planter

Futuristics thanked everyone who came out to support the cause and encouraged everyone to tune in and "ring those phones" this weekend!