Senior Britney Manary organized a fundraising event at the Rogersville Pharmacy and Soda Fountain Saturday, Jan. 27, to benefit the Logan-Rogersville High School varsity choir, which has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City this spring.

Pancakes, French toast and eggs were among the items that customers could order during a fundraising event for Logan-Rogersville High School’s Varsity Choir Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Rogersville Pharmacy and Soda Fountain.

The event was organized to raise money for the varsity choir, which has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 18. According to Rebecca Barringer, Logan-Rogersville High School vocal teacher, the opportunity came about last May, after the choir sent an audition recording to be considered for the mass choir, directed by composer Greg Gilpin.

“We were excited to be accepted to be a part of that choir,” said Barringer. “We then found out later in October, that also from that audition, we were chosen to be the featured choir on that performance as well. So the Logan-Rogersville High School Choir will be performing on the Carnegie Hall stage on their own.”

The trip, which is March 15-19, will include a visit to the Empire State Building, watching “Hello Dolly” on Broadway and “Madame Butterfly” at the Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center), along with listening to a performance from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. A total of 51 people are going on the trip (35 of which are students). It will cost $1,900 for each person to go.

Senior Britney Manary, one of the varsity choir students, put together the fundraising event at Rogersville Pharmacy and Soda Fountain, as a way to help other students who are going on the trip. According to Manary, 50 percent of all sales from the Soda Fountain will go towards the Logan-Rogersville High School varsity choir.

“My trip is already paid off, but I am trying to raise money for other people right now because I do not want anyone to be left behind,” said Manary. “This is a great opportunity that we have been given and it is something we will not get to experience again.”

There will be a benefit concert March 5, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the Logan-Rogersville High School auditorium, where the choir will perform their featured choir pieces. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students, with proceeds to benefit the Logan-Rogersville High School Varsity Choir. To donate to the Logan-Rogersville High School Varsity Choir students, send a tax-deductible donation to:

Logan-Rogersville High School

Attn: Rebecca Barringer

4700 S. State Hwy. 125, Rogersville MO 65742.

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