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Dance-A-Thon, A Cappella Concert at Floris UMC

There’s going to be music and dancing and more music this weekend at Floris UMC, as the church hosts two fundraising events to support the 2014 Feed A Child campaign. The campaign is a youth initiative by area students under 25 years old to raise $20,000 in support of the children of the Child Rescue Centre and patients of Mercy Hospital, both located in Bo, Sierra Leone. The campaign, which is taking place through a partnership with the non-profit organization Helping Children Worldwide, kicked off on Feb. 16, and will conclude on March 30. All of the money raised will go directly to feeding, educating, clothing and attending to the medical needs of children in Bo.

A “Dancing Through the Decades” Dance-A-Thon will be held on Friday, March 28, from 7 p.m. to midnight, in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Dancing enthusiasts of all ages will participate, both in teams and individually. There will be a 15 minute break every 45 minutes for dancers to rest and rejuvenate and for everyone to enjoy several planned activities, including a magic show. At the end of the night, prizes will be awarded. For more information or to find out how to support this event, go to www.crowdrise.com/Feedachilddanceathon or call the church office at 703-793-0026.

Continuing the music theme, the church will host an A Cappella concert on Saturday, March 29, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. A group from South Lakes High School, as well as a gospel men’s group from George Mason University, will perform. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, go to http://www.crowdrise.com/FeedAChild2014/fundraiser/acappella or call the church office at 703-793-0026.

For additional information, visit www.florisumc.org.