Students support water project

The Students Without Borders Academy at Kalamalka Secondary School hosts a benefit in their efforts to build a water system in Panama.

Children from the Panamanian village of Llano Nopo carry water from the nearest river. The Students without Borders Academy at Kalamalka Secondary School is holding a benefit concert Friday to help the villagers build a new water system.

A group of students is hoping to make a splash to help villagers in the Central American country of Panama.

The Students Without Borders Academy at Kalamalka Secondary School is hosting a benefit concert and silent auction called Water Wanted to help them with their efforts.

All proceeds from the event, which takes place Friday at new Vernon venue The Hub, will go towards a water system the class will be building in the small Panamanian village of Llano Nopo this January.

“Talented young musicians from Vernon are coming out to perform and support the system this group of 24 students will be building,” said Morgan Hillis, one of the event organizers who will be going to Panama.

Besides the musical guests, the students have also organized a number of silent auction prizes. Some items up for grabs include an iPod Nano, Nintendo DS, jewelry valued more than $150, gift cards from local businesses and much more.

The silent auction opens at 6:30, p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m.

The Hub is located in downtown Vernon next to the Towne Theatre. General admission to the event is $10.

For more information or to find out how else to donate to the cause, contact morganhilliss@gmail.com.

 

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