August 31, 2012

Iredell Christian Ministries Community Involvement!!

Name of Organization or Cause *
Iredell Christian Ministries

Jenbnifer McLain* - National American Miss North Carolina  Pre Teen

Total Time Served* - 10 hours

I met with Mrs. Natalie Rickabaugh, Executive Director of Iredell Christian Ministries, on October 26, 2011, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. to explore the possibility of planning a charity concert to benefit her organization. Mrs. Rickabaugh was very pleased with my idea to give a charity concert in order to raise money to help the poor in our community. I spent time touring the facility in order to learn all I could about her organization and how it operates. I wanted to know how the money I raised would be used to help others.

I called First Baptist Church to reserve the sanctuary for the concert to be held on Sunday, November 13, 2011.

I originally planned to give the benefit concert with my grandmother, Ms. Susan McLain, but later decided to include some vocalists to add variety to the program. I contacted some of my peers from the Junior Music Club, of which I am a member, and also Mrs. Melody Beaty who is the Junior Music Club Advisor to participate in the charity concert. I wanted to provide a venue for some of our most talented Junior Music Club Members to perform and also give them an opportunity to provide a service to our local community. I also contacted Mrs. Michelle McMurray, soprano, and Ms. Doris Swaim, accompanist.

I printed flyers to advertise the event. I also collected all information to be listed and printed in the program.

The Charity Concert was held on November 13, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Statesville, North Carolina. The concert was a huge success! The amount of money raised was $864.00 and was presented to Mrs. Rickabaugh at the conclusion of the program.

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