Talent show to help out typhoon victims

A club from Grand Forks Secondary is putting on a talent show to help out in the Philippines.

Lillian Starchuk is one of the organizers of the Philippines’ relief fundraiser at GFSS on Dec. 4.

When Lillian Starchuk and her class mates heard about the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, they knew they needed to help out.The Grand Forks Secondary Schools’ (GFSS) Global Citizenship Club, which Starchuk and her friends belong to, raised $200 just from a baked sale.They are now putting on a talent show on Dec. 4 with all proceeds going to the Philippines disaster recovery efforts.“We were trying to find ways to raise awareness and funds to help in third world countries,” said Starchuk. “When we heard about this tragic event in the Philippines, we thought we should help them out.”Starchuk said she knows people whose families are from the Philippines. “Lots of people have lost their lives,” she said. “Many people in our community may not have heard back from their families. It’s tragic when something like this happens. It affects people throughout the world.”Starchuk says they’ve lined up several singers, as well as a few bands, a piano act, and they’re looking into having some slam poetry. “We have a variety of talent and acts from the school as well as a few from the community,” she said. “It would be great to have everyone in the community come out and support this great cause. Just because we’re a small community doesn’t mean we can’t have a large impact.”The show will take place starting at 7 p.m. at the GFSS auditorium. Entry is by donation with the group asking for a $3 minimum donation. They’re also going to have a raffle with prizes that have been donated by local businesses.

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