Tuesday, March 26, 2013

High-schoolers to host variety show for shoes

A dozen high school students from the greater Charlotte area are organizing a variety show for May 4th to raise money for Samaritan's Feet.
The students, called Youth Ambassadors, are raising funds to travel to Burundi, East Africa, this summer.
Samaritan's Feet is a non-profit organization that works to give impoverished people, usually in third-world countries, shoes.
In Burundi, the teens will give shoes to needy children and help with a national youth conference sponsored by the Burundi government, said Tracey Stipp, the Youth Ambassador program organizer.
The evening of May 4, the high-schoolers will host a variety show -- dessert provided -- as well as a silent auction.
The show will be at the Samaritan's Feet location, which is 1900 Associates Lane in Charlotte.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
This year's Charlotte Youth Ambassadors are:

Gabby Arguello, Mallard Creek
Davey Arroyo, Concord
Savannah Conrad, Metrolina Christian Academy
Jasminee Elston, Myers Park
Peyton Holmquist, Providence
Ann Catherine Lee, Butler
Montel Lyles, Cannon
Elizabeth Nelson, South Mecklenburg
Lauren Smith, ICS Lima, Peru
Christin Stipp, South Mecklenburg
Maddie Waters, South Mecklenburg
Eric Williams, Garinger