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George School Students Give Dance Performance to Benefit Hurricane Katrina Relief

Tuesday, January 3, 2006  
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Issued: September 27, 2005

Students from George School dance teacher Barb Kibler's classes will hold a zydeco dance performance and bake sale to raise funds for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts on Thursday, September 29, 2005, from 2:10 to 2:35 p.m. outdoors on the George School campus. Zydeco, a form of popular music native to Louisiana, contains characteristics of French, Caribbean, blues, and jazz music. Students, faculty, and staff will be invited to participate in the dance performance. This event continues a three-week effort within the George School community to raise funds for aid efforts along the Gulf Coast. The original goal of $2,006.00 has now been surpassed.

Two George School dormitory heads, Kathleen O'Neal and English teacher Rachel Fumia, returned this week from a five-day trip to Mississippi, where they used a portion of the money raised by the George School community to donate first aid products, toiletries, and baby supplies for hurricane victims. Kathleen (a Jackson, Mississippi, native who has family in the region) and Rachel (a graduate of the University of Mississippi who formerly taught in the Delta region) also volunteered at the Central Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross in Jackson.

The rest of the money raised at George School will be donated to Habitat for Humanity's "Operation Home Delivery" program, which will ship pre-built housing units to areas affected by the hurricane.