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Playing to Rescue Children

<bt>Bluegrass band The Seldom Scene were joined by fellow pickers Dede Wyland and All 4Hym at 7 p.m. for a concert at Oakton High School to raise money for the Child Rescue Centre in war-torn Sierra Leone, one of the world's poorest countries. The center was created in July of 2000 by Floris United Methodist Church of Herndon, which has since joined forces with five other United Methodist churches, including Oakton United Methodist, to support and expand the facility. It houses about 40 children and provides education and services to about 100 more. Through the nonprofit they have established, Helping Children Worldwide, the churches regularly send teams to the center to operate it.

The Seldom Scene, whose bass player attends Floris United Methodist, volunteered to play a benefit concert three years ago, and they have done one each year since. To find out how to contribute to the center, visit www.childrescuecentre.org, or call Sarah Newman at 703-793-9521 or Cynthia Horner at 703-793-0026.