Singing event to benefit Maplesville storm victims

Published 9:57 am Friday, February 24, 2012

Maplesville High School’s Student Government Association is holding a benefit singing performance at the MHS Auditorium from 6-8 p.m. on March 3 to raise funds for area storm victims.

“Instead of us doing an outreach, we thought that we would do something to bring the community to us,” MHS Principal Maggie Hicks said. “I just feel honored and thankful that our students are wanting to get involved in this.”

Singers will include Carrie Howard, Gary McKee, the MaHarreys and the Maharrey family.

Admission is $5 for adults and children first grade and up, and additional donations will be accepted the night of the performance.

All funds collected will go directly to storm victims in Maplesville whose homes, businesses or property were damaged in the Jan. 23 tornado.

The SGA at MHS has also collected money to purchase Maplesville Supermarket gift cards for those who need assistance.

“This is a great opportunity for the students … to be involved in something that they don’t see every day,” Hicks said. “It gives them the opportunity to give back to the community.”

After the March 3 event, Hicks said a committee will total the funds collected and calculate how much money each person or family will receive.

Funds could be given out as soon as Monday, March 5.

Maplesville storm victims in need of financial assistance should contact Maggie Hicks at (205) 280-4900.