Tonight’s Lassiter performance to raise funds for Relay for Life
by Lindsay Field
April 19, 2013 12:00 AM | 2462 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Students in Lassiter High's Interact Club will be the hosts for a musical fundraiser tonight to collect money for Relay for Life. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be in the school gymnasium. Cub officers, front row, from left, are: Jackie Gorman, Meredith Singletary, President Brittany Ellison and Vice President Margaux Hailey.  Back row: Jackson Sheu, Kar Lin, Whitney White, Barbara Eleftheriou and Kyle Mauldin. <br>Special to the MDJ
Students in Lassiter High's Interact Club will be the hosts for a musical fundraiser tonight to collect money for Relay for Life. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be in the school gymnasium. Cub officers, front row, from left, are: Jackie Gorman, Meredith Singletary, President Brittany Ellison and Vice President Margaux Hailey. Back row: Jackson Sheu, Kar Lin, Whitney White, Barbara Eleftheriou and Kyle Mauldin.
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Marietta's Lassiter High School’s Interact Club is aiming high this year with its annual fundraising efforts and hopes to collect $10,000 for Relay for Life at a music event Friday night.

The club, which serves about 80 students, is hosting “Music Mania” in the school gymnasium between 7 and 10 p.m. to showcase local students’ talents while raising money for a good cause.

“It’s a giant benefit concert to support Relay for Life,” said Interact Club President Brittany Ellison. “It’s featuring different musicians and bands from all over the county.”

Interact Club sponsor Melonie McCallum said this is the second year her students have chosen to raise money for Relay for Life, an organization that helps the American Cancer Society fund research efforts, information and services for cancer patients and caregivers.

“They just love Relay for Life!” McCallum said.

Ellison said students have a special connection to Relay for Life after attending the countywide event at Jim Miller Park last year in honor of Claire Nichols, a Lassiter teacher who passed away from lung cancer.

Their goal this year is to raise $10,000 for the charity, and so far they have collected $4,000.

“We are hoping that this concert will really bring in the difference,” McCallum said.

After selecting the nonprofit they will support, the students established a number of activities, such as “Music Mania,” to raise money for the cause.

Last year’s biggest fundraiser was called “Battle of the Bands.”

“We found that we were kind of limiting the types of performers though with just bands and the students wanted to incorporate more types of talents,” McCallum said.

Seven performers will be singing, and it features students from Lassiter, as well as other area high schools.

“These kids are wonderfully talented,” McCallum said. “I remember doing stuff in high school but not being this talented.”

The show is open to the public, and tickets are $5 before the day of the event and $7 at the door.

Club members will also be selling Firehouse Subs sandwiches at the show.

For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page by searching for Music Mania 2013 or follow them on Twitter at musicmania_2013.
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April 19, 2013
These liberal / smart / achiever kids are just going to leave The South as soon as they are old enough, so let's focus on something positive instead.

What are the FOOTBALL kids doing?

What colleges accepted the FOOTBALL kids to play FOOTBALL?

What is the CHURCH up to this week?
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