Julie A. Ferguson Photo Column – Ho Ho Let’s Go – Punks For Presents 2016

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Since 2005, local Richmond musicians have gathered together to create Christmas-themed parody sets of all our favorite punk and metal bands for an annual event, Punks For Presents, to raise money for charity. Some bands of past and present include Sleigher, the Christmasfits, Operation Icy, Screeching Reindeer, and Jingle Bell Rocksparrer to name a few. Pictured above is the band Clever Girl performing a Ramones cover set as Ho Ho Let’s Go. Everyone came together to party, get wild, and most importantly raise over $5,000 that was used to buy presents for the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond.