Recapping Gem City Shine

John Rick, Inside BHS Section Editor

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This weekend Dave Chappelle hosted the Gem City Shine event in Dayton. Artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chance The Rapper, and Kanye West were a part of this event. Dave Chappelle hosted this event in hopes to honor the lives of those lost in the shooting this summer. 

The event was meant to reunite the community and bring the people of Dayton together for a night of fun. After the dramatic shooting in the Oregon District this summer the event was supposed to help the area recover. The area must have been hurting after the shooting and this event was meant to help soothe some of the area’s pain. 

Dave Chappelle set this up as a charity event. The money from the event goes to the families affected by the tragedy. The exact money raised from this weekend is not known, but the police estimated an attendance of around 30,000 to 35,000 people. That amount of attendance must have raised a good amount of money and brought attention to Dayton and the victims. Cole Baker, a student at Beavercreek Highschool, went to the event and said this about it, “It was a great event. Dave Chappelle was a great host and I thought the event was good for Dayton and the Oregon District.” Dave Chappelle, who is local to Ohio and this area, must have been a dedicated host. He got Stevie Wonder, Chance The Rapper, and Kanye West to show up which attracted a lot more people. I hope this event helps cure the Oregon District and hopefully the money helps the victims. 

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