Dance to Raise Money for Tsunami Relief

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Fairmont State's Student Government, the International Education Committee and the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., are sponsoring a Tsunami Relief Fundraiser Cajun Dance on Thursday, Feb. 10.

"Student Government was already planning a dance with a Cajun theme because it would take place two days after Mardi Gras," said Laurie Johnston, Director of Student Activities. "The students decided to also make the dance a fund-raiser to aid the victims of the terrible tsunami disaster."

The event is planned for 8 p.m. in the Turley Center Ballroom at Fairmont State. Live Cajun music will be provided by Tracy Schwarz and his band. Free dance instruction, Cajun food and a costume contest also will be offered. Beer and wine will be available to those who have proper ID.

Admission will be by donation. The suggested donation for students is $5, for seniors is $10 and for community members is $15. All donations will benefit the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund.

"We would like to see the entire campus and community come out to support this fund-raiser," Johnston said. "It is a great opportunity to give to those in dire need at this time while enjoying some hot Cajun music. We will have dance instruction before the band kicks off. We encourage everyone to join us as we raise money to support the victims of the tsunami."

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