WRAL’s Pops Raises Over $5,000 for Katrina Victims

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Pops in the Park
Over 7,000 enjoy an evening with the NC Symphony at Pops in the Park.

A crowd of over 7,000 helped WRAL-TV carry on its annual tradition of Pops in the Park on Labor Day Sunday, September 4, 2005. The 26th annual edition of the event took place at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre and featured the NC Symphony and Mike Cross.

Attendees also took advantage of the opportunity to donate to the American Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. WRAL-TV collected over $5,000 at the event.

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Ben Casey for these capcom photos.

NC Symphony
The NC Symphony plays for its Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann.

Lynda Loveland
WRAL-TV’s Lynda Loveland welcomes the crowd.
Rozlyn Sorrell
Rozlyn Sorrell of Garner gets the crowd in a patriotic mood with “God Bless America.”
Fireworks light the sky while the Symphony plays the traditional “Overture of 1812.”
Stormy, mascot for the Carolina Hurricanes, cuts up with the kids.
Mike Cross
Singer Mike Cross (left) headlines the event with the symphony.
Pops in the Park
Pops attendees brought picnics and toast the holiday.
Pops in the Park
WRAL-FM’s Diane Ramsey (left), Cindy Cross (wife of Mike Cross) & WRAL-TV’s Phyllis Parish wait in the wings for the main event.

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