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The Punching Pandas will debut the hits of everyone from Jmi Hendrix to Smash Mouth on Friday during Hilltop Fest at Friendship Haven.

Fundraising for the Good Samaritan Fund in the retirement community will cap off a week of special activities.

Hilltop Fest is open to the public It starts at 6 p.m. Friday at Friendship Haven, 420 Kenyon Road.

Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.

The Good Samaritan Fund helps pay the costs for residents of Friendship Haven who can no longer afford the full cost of their care. For over 70 years, no one has been asked to leave Friendship Haven because they could no longer afford it, and the Good Samaritan Fund makes it possible.

“This strong commitment to our charitable care mission would not have been possible without the generous support of our Friendship Haven family and community friends over the years,” said Denise Halverson, director of engagement for Friendship Haven.

Hilltop Fest debuted in 2019, but hasn’t taken place for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Punching Pandas, a six-member group from Iowa that covers a wide range of rock and pop artists, will be the featured entertainment.

Food will be provided by the Olde Boston Restaurant and Pub.

Hilltop Fest will conclude Spirit Week at Friendship Haven. Each day of Spirit Week will have a special dress-up theme, food truck tours and activities.

For more information on Hilltop Fest or Spirit Week, contact Halverson at (515) 573-6705 or [email protected]



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