'Sound of Music' performance to benefit VIPS

'Sound of Music' performance to benefit VIPS

POSTED: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 3:10pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 3:28pm

If you want to give back to Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS), you need to act fast. Their big fundraising event is tomorrow, at Baton Rouge Little Theatre.

The Theatre is teaming up with VIPS to support students in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. Proceeds from Wednesday's performance of  "The Sound of Music" will be donated to VIPS. It's their biggest benefit of the year, and a fun opportunity for the Baton Rouge community to give back.

At 6:30p.m. there will be a cocktail reception at the Theatre. The show starts at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the door or by calling VIPS at 225-226-3600.

Executive Director Judy Bethly says it's important that the fundraiser is a success, so VIPS can expand their commitment to EBRP students. She said "funds from the benefit allow us to continue our programs for 'Everybody Reads' and buy books for the program and train our volunteers. And we also have 'Everyone Counts' and our 'Voyage' program and 'Partners in Education'. So we do a lot and it takes a lot."

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