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Kin members preparing for Telemiracle

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Members of Estevan Kinsmen and Kinettes clubs have been busy preparing for Telemiracle 36, which will be March 3 and 4 in Regina.

About 20 Kin members and spouses will attend Telemiracle. Some Kin members will be answering phones. Others will be serving as messengers.

“We move people, messages and money around the building to get everybody and everything to where it's supposed to go,” said Estevan Kinsmen member Dave Elliott.

Fundraisers are also taking place in the community. The Kin clubs will host a steak supper at the Days Inn just prior to Telemiracle.

They also direct a portion from most of their fundraisers throughout the year to Telemiracle.  

Schools, organizations and businesses have also been hosting fundraisers for Telemiracle.

Elliott said it's "impossible" to find a community in Saskatchewan that hasn't benefitted from Telemiracle. The Telemiracle Foundation has purchased specialized equipment, assisted families who have to travel for medical treatments, and helped hospitals with capital purchases, such as the dialysis unit at St. Joseph's Hospital.

“Telemiracle is going to be a big part of the new children's hospital in the province,” said Elliott.

All funds raised during Telemiracle will be used to assist Saskatchewan people.

Telemiracle's entertainment slate has also been finalized. A couple of local performers have been selected: Estevan's Tara Kyle and Oxbow's Jayne Galloway.

The national entertainers have also been chosen. Midale's Brad Johner is among the performers. Perennial favourites like Bob McGrath, Beverley Mahood, Andrea Menard, Jimmy Ranking and Donny Parenteau are also back.

Other performers are Honeymoon Suite, Codie Prevost, Victoria Banks, Jeffrey Straker, Leah Daniels and The Heartbroken.

Telemiracle starts at 9 p.m. on March 3 and ends at 5 p.m. on March 4. The entire event will be shown on CTV.

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