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Proctor Students Raising Money for Haitian Orphanage

Updated: April 18, 2019 09:44 AM

The Proctor High School student council is preparing for their fifth annual benefit concert.  The event raises money for My Father's House Orphanage in Haiti.

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The concert will include dances, singing acts, and there will be a silent auction beforehand with donations from art students and businesses from around the community.  Student council member Ariel Carlson said they've been preparing for a few months. 

This is the fourth year they've donated to My Father's House and Brian Wiita, who is a math teacher at Proctor High School, is involved with the organization.

The organization was started in 2008 and they've grown to help hundreds of children in Haiti.

"The mission of the organization is to first of all show them the love of Jesus by supplying their physical needs and educational needs and then to tell them the love of Jesus," Wiita said.  

Wiita said 100 percent of the money will to supply the physical needs, the schooling, the clothing, and to meet the needs of the children. 

Carlson said they raised about $2,000 last year and they hope to beat that goal this year.

The concert was moved to Saturday, April 27 at Proctor High School.  The silent auction starts at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students, and kids five and under are free.

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