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PHOTOS: Punk bands turn up the volume at Marion Square Park

Hundreds of punk fans gathered in Salem Saturday for a show to benefit local youth.

Punx in the Park brought five local punk bands to Marion Square Park for a free show Saturday. The event also benefitted HOME Youth Services by collecting clothes, food, school supplies, hygiene products and other necessities. The event also included free haircuts, toys and clothing.

The Bad Places warms up the crowd at the Punx in the Park at Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Ashton Wood gets a punk makeover at the Punx in the Park at Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
An attendee at the Punx in the Park held at Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Punks of all ages were enjoying the music at the Punx in the Park event held at Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Food carts were doing a brisk trade at the Punx in the Park in Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Ryan Gray gets a free cut by barber Payton Bowman. Over twenty cuts were given out at the Punx in the Park in Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Grace’s Closet was open for all to help themselves to free clothing at the Punx in the Park event at Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Araya Van Patten was enjoying her unicorn with attitude free toy at the Punx in the Park in Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Hailey Kelley, Punx in the Park sponsor, on stage with Taylor’s mom of Taylor’s House at Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
One free toy per customer brought happiness to all at the Punx in the Park at Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A member of Toxic Zombie waits to take the stage at the Punx in the Park event at Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Circus Bone grinds out the tunes at the Punx in the Park at Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Even Pikachu was enjoying themselves at the Punx in the Park in Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Toxic Zombie entertains the crowd at Punx in the Park in Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
There was an enthusiastic stage crowd at the Punx in the Park in Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

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Laura Tesler has lived in Salem, Oregon for 20 years and is originally from Flint, MI. Laura has been an underwater photographer for 15 years, and is an avid scuba diver. Topside, she has been taking photographs since age 12, and currently works on assignment for the Salem Reporter, and full time purchasing land for fish and wildlife habitat in the Willamette Valley. Laura attended Oregon State University, and has traveled extensively all over the world and the United States.