Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Here's A Reason to Get Out of the House Thursday Night

I just learned this week that Southeastern University is hosting a benefit concert for Keep Polk County Beautiful at its campus this Thursday at 7 p.m.

The great working relationship between KPCB and Southeastern University goes back for years. Southeastern, which focuses on teaching its students the value of servant leadership, holds a week of events each fall for incoming freshmen. During that week, one day is dedicated to putting the concept of servant leadership into action. Historically, event organizers have looked to KPCB to assist in pulling off this massive volunteer event that involves more than 600 students descending upon a community and picking up litter, painting, helping the elderly with yardwork, or whatever else needs to be done.

It's awesome that Southeastern is interested in doing something for KPCB in the way of a fundraiser so that this worthy organization can continue its good work.

Tickets to the show featuring Relo and Josh Varnadore are $5 at entry and proceeds will be donated to Keep Polk County Beautiful.

This concert, which will be held next to the school’s baseball field, is open to the public.

Southeastern University is located at 1000 Longfellow Blvd. For more information, call 863-667-5000.

Here's some information about Keep Polk County Beautiful: It is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

Created in 1994 and certified by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. in 1996, this organization works with civic, business, government, educational and community groups across the county to improve the aesthetic and ecological value of our communities through litter control and prevention, beautification, waste reduction, recycling and proper handling and disposal of solid waste.

Its mission is to empower individuals to take greater responsibility for enhancing their community environment.

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