Huron Carole to benefit Lloyd

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August 9, 2016 12:00 AM

Tom Jackson is scrummed by Lloydminster media while the famous Canadian singer/songwriter and actor was in town to announce and promote the upcoming Huron Carole presented by the Lloydminster and District Co-op

Actor, musician and constant philanthropist, Tom Jackson, is making a return to the Border City this December with his benefit show The Huron Carole.
This year Jackson, a singer/songwriter who is also noted for his acting roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Law and Order and North of 60, has teamed up with the Lloydminster and District Co-op to help out the Olive Tree and Lloydminster Food Bank with proceeds from the show.
“There’s a project called The Huron Carole, which has been around, give or take, for 28 years, and over the time we’ve been travelling this country, the Huron Carole has raised more than $250 million in cash and food services for food banks across the country wherever it’s needed,” Jackson said yesterday. 
“Wherever the vulnerable are, we will be there, and we’re coming to your community.”
He describes the show as a Christmas story musical about a homeless man who finds inspiration through meeting someone even more down on his luck than himself.
The story parallels Jackson’s own life experiences and the motivation that drove him to start the Huron Carole as a means to raise money for the less fortunate.
“You may not know this about me, but 28 years ago, I lived in a hole in the ground, and if the creator had not sent me somebody worse off than me, I would probably still be there,” Jackson said.
“If you want to know what the Huron Carole is, that’s what it is, and it’s here to help your community.”
The Huron Carole will be at the Vic Juba Dec. 2 with tickets going on sale in September.

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