The club, which serves about 80 students, is hosting “Music Mania” in the school gymnasium between 7 and 10 p.m. to showcase local students’ talents while raising money for a good cause.
“It’s a giant benefit concert to support Relay for Life,” said Interact Club President Brittany Ellison. “It’s featuring different musicians and bands from all over the county.”
Interact Club sponsor Melonie McCallum said this is the second year her students have chosen to raise money for Relay for Life, an organization that helps the American Cancer Society fund research efforts, information and services for cancer patients and caregivers.
“They just love Relay for Life!” McCallum said.
Ellison said students have a special connection to Relay for Life after attending the countywide event at Jim Miller Park last year in honor of Claire Nichols, a Lassiter teacher who passed away from lung cancer.
Their goal this year is to raise $10,000 for the charity, and so far they have collected $4,000.
“We are hoping that this concert will really bring in the difference,” McCallum said.
After selecting the nonprofit they will support, the students established a number of activities, such as “Music Mania,” to raise money for the cause.
Last year’s biggest fundraiser was called “Battle of the Bands.”
“We found that we were kind of limiting the types of performers though with just bands and the students wanted to incorporate more types of talents,” McCallum said.
Seven performers will be singing, and it features students from Lassiter, as well as other area high schools.
“These kids are wonderfully talented,” McCallum said. “I remember doing stuff in high school but not being this talented.”
The show is open to the public, and tickets are $5 before the day of the event and $7 at the door.
Club members will also be selling Firehouse Subs sandwiches at the show.
For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page by searching for Music Mania 2013 or follow them on Twitter at musicmania_2013.