- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Teens plan Aug. 22 benefit at Sinnissippi for Invisible Children
From press release
Two 14-year-old girls, Danielle Hall and Victoria Cox, have spent the summer before their freshman year in a different way than most. It has been consumed by their planning and organizing of a benefit concert for Invisible Children.
Invisible Children is a charity that benefits children in the war-torn area of northern Uganda. There, children are being kidnapped and forced to fight in the civil war. This charity helps build safe places for these children and their families.
Hall said, “When we weren’t texting our friends, we were calling bands and doing interviews.”
Cox added: “We’ve had so many roadblocks being 14. First of all, we couldn’t even drive ourselves to go meet people and check out venues.”
The teens’ hard work will finally pay off beginning at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, at Sinnissippi Park Music Shell. The event will include performances by Dreams of University, The Fastest Kid Alive, At Cliff’s End, Set It Off and Action Madison.
For more about the event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Aug. 19-25, 2009 issue