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Public TV fund drive begins Dec. 10

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PABLO — KSKC-TV, a public television station owned and operated by Salish Kootenai College, is scheduled to hold their on-air fundraiser Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 10 and 11, beginning at 6 p.m. each evening. Viewers can call in bids and people are welcome to come to the campus at SKC in Pablo to participate in-person. The auction will be held in the SKC Three Wolves Deli, right next to the D’Arcy McNickle Library. Coffee, tea, cookies and Mission Mountain Mist will be free. 

Participants are encouraged to arrive around 5:30 p.m. to get a good seat and enjoy the auction. Special call-in numbers will be available during the fund drive for those staying home. All items have been donated so all proceeds will go to the local public television station. Items on the agenda this year includes lots of beadwork and artwork of many types, including a Corky Clairmont original art piece created during the auction, a year’s worth of homemade Denise Fyant cookies, Linda King beadwork, loads of crushed gravel from the SKC Highway Construction program and Treasure State Concrete, many original art pieces and prints, and hundreds of other items including a large painting by Merle Big Bow. Viewers are encouraged to check the SKC website for last minute listings of items. From the homepage, look for the KSKC Public TV link.

The annual drive funds operation and maintenance of the only local TV entity in the valley. As well as the on-air fund drive, this is the time of year that KSKC-TV also solicits underwriting from local business. The local business contributions are a very important part of the community support and KSKC is grateful for the interest and support that businesses have shown for public television. Viewer contributions, underwriting, and contributions by Salish Kootenai College and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes support KSKC-TV. KSKC receives no federal, state or local tax support for ongoing operation.

Individuals and businesses wishing to donate to the auction or learn about public television underwriting can call Roy Bigcrane at (406) 275-4879. 

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