Kissmas raises donations

Local band Sonic Boom — from left, John Warchol, Ivan MacNamara and Frank Whitelaw (drummer Jonathan LaPierre not pictured) — performs its fourth annual Kissmas benefit concert Saturday at Bitters & Bones in Saranac Lake. They played acoustic rather than electric guitars this year, inspired by rock band Kiss’s 1995 MTV Unplugged concert, and the admission price was an unwrapped toy and three nonperishable food items for local households in need. In addition to collecting piles of food and toy donations, raffles and an auction raised more than $1,500 in cash for the Saranac Lake Youth Center. (Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)