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By Jesse Sines
For The Sentinel 

Backpacks benefit to honor Randall


“A tribute to the late Jim Randall and his love of music and helping people,” is the motivation behind the Backpack for Kids Benefit Dinner and Concert, explains hostess Eliza Gregory. The benefit dinner initially started as an idea between Gregory and Randall and has since grown in support in the Goldendale community.

After Randall passed away unexpectedly, Gregory decided to go on with the benefit as tthey had planned. “It’s a very bittersweet event; I’m missing Jim,” she says. “I’m swaying between being overwhelmed and things coming together. The whole show blossomed out of the love for singing that Jim and I both shared and the desire to help others.”

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