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Helias fundraiser brings sweet selections

Helias fundraiser brings sweet selections

November 25th, 2013 in News

Have you received your "Just Desserts" recently? If you haven't, here's your chance to rectify the situation.

On Tuesday, the Helias Catholic High School Music Boosters is hosting its "Just Desserts" fundraiser in support of the school's musical program. Specifically the event raises money for "Parallel Motion," Helias' show choir.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high school's old gymnasium.

For $8, ticket purchasers not only pick from a selection of desserts, they also will see a sneak-peek of Parallel Motion's 2014 show based on characters from Charles M. Shulz's comic strip, "The Peanuts Gang."

Jana Fox, chorale director, said the show "focuses on Charlie Brown's attitude." No matter how the game looks or even if it seems his team has no chance of winning, Brown always has a positive attitude, she said.

"He's as good as everybody else," she said.

The show's songs include: "Are You Ready for Some Football?" by Hank Williams Jr.; "Baby Grand," by Billy Joel; "Popular" from the Broadway show Wicked; and "Loser Like Me" from the hit television series "Glee." Listeners who love the old standards will be delighted to hear "Come Fly With Me," a 1957 song written for Frank Sinatra.

This year Tammy Walker - a choreographer from Columbia - is teaching the Helias students their dance moves.

Helias' competition season starts in January. "It's our first performance," she said.

She noted listeners will also hear acts by other students - bands, soloists and pianists - as part of the evening's entertainment.

Fox said this is the six year for the fundraiser, which first started when the Parallel Motion was launched. The event also features a live auction of "exquisite desserts" and a silent auction for gift baskets, she said. Tickets may be purchased from a Helias music student or at the door for $8.

Fox hopes people will make time to attend. "This is an evening full of singing and dancing ... we hope to see you at this wonderful event," she said.

For more information, contact Fox at 573-635-6139.