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Wayne Stock

North Creek, NY
Wayne Stock, a music show and auction in North Creek, NY, began in 2008 and brings together individuals from five counties across the state to benefit the North Country Hardship Fund - a non-profit organization established to support the victims of tragedies. The event began in an effort to raise funds for Wayne Bukovinsky who was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. Following his injury, Wayne and his family were overwhelmed by the community's support and giving during his road to recovery that, when Wayne had fully recovered, he founded the NCHF to raise funds to help others in need. Since 2010, Wayne Stock has paid out $64,000 to victims of tragedy and brings together close to 1,000 community members each year.