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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Watoto Children’s Choir coming to Rolla

  • The show consists of several orphaned children from Uganda who sing, dance and play drums.


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  • Three event highlights
    1 Who is in the choir?
    The show consists of several orphaned children from Uganda who sing, dance and play drums.
    2 Why is the group coming to Rolla?
    "(Members of the organization) have been travelling since 1994 to raise awareness of some of the things that happen in Africa to the children," First United Methodist Church member Beverly Oster said. According to the group’s website, the Wattot Children’s Choirs advocate for the “50 million children living in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty or disease.”
    3 How long will they be in town?
    Only for a day. The children will be staying with First United Methodist Church members during their overnight stay in Rolla.
    Why you should attend
    "From what I hear, they are just great, very talented young people," Oster said. — Beverly Oster
    If you go...
    When 7 p.m. Thursday
    Where First United Methodist Church Gymnasium, located at 803 N. Main St.
    Tickets:
    Admission is free, although there will be a free will offering that night. All proceeds go to the Watoto Children's Village in Uganda.
    Info Contact the First United Methodist Church at 364-3980, or visit watoto.com.
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