Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 6/9/2014
Gannett Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate KING-TV Seattle was active in supporting local relief efforts in the wake of the Oso mudslides. The station’s efforts took a non-traditional turn when KING-TV learned that the local high school in Oso was having difficulty raising enough money to host their annual high school prom. KING-TV responded by hosting the Darrington High School prom. The station procured tuxedos, dresses, catering, décor, entertainment, photography, flowers and more. KING-TV made a memorable evening for Oso students and their community, which has experienced great tragedy in recent months.
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