The Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club dates back to 1921, but this is the first year they have presented a Christmas Concert to raise funds for the organization. A number of local choirs as well as Bud Schultz's You Can't Beat Experience Jazz Band will perform. It is being held at the Ann Whitney Olin Theater in Hatheway Hall at Lewis & Clark Community College a week from Saturday.
Dr. Robert Hamilton, president of the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club, says proceeds will go toward the organization's scholarship fund.
Hamilton says the scholarship program is in its 15th year, and some of the first recipients have returned to the Alton-Godfrey area and have become active in Rotary. The concert is being held December 8 at 7pm. Tickets are $10 each, and available from Rotary members, at WBGZ Radio, Norton-Rain Insurance, Scheffel and Company, and will be available at the door.
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