Cafe to host benefit event

Youth invited to share talents at Christmas show

LEWISTOWN — This December, there will be a little more music in downtown Lewistown.

The inaugural Cafe Madora Christmas Show will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 17 and any area youth from kindergarten through grade 12 are welcome to perform. The performance can be any form of art.

A $3 donation at the door and all event proceeds will benefit the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata.

For those interested in being a part of the show, there will be two rehearsal nights from 6-7 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 10 at Cafe Madora. Please bring your music on a CD or iPod.

The show, proposed and organized by Mark Knarr, was envisioned as an opportunity for community youth to showcase their talents. Knarr connected with United Way of Mifflin-Juniata’s Executive Director Mike McMonigal during the Month of Music events.

“The way the whole thing came about was unexpected, but it’s been a nice opportunity for us to bring the community together to celebrate the holidays and the talents our children possess,” McMonigal said. “It also provides us with another way to share our message with folks. Whenever we get a chance to talk with people about the impact United Way has in our community, it has a great ripple effect in furthering our mission.”

United Way of Mifflin-Juniata supports 15 different programs throughout the Juniata Valley region in the areas of education, income, and health. A goal of $500,000 has been set for this year to continue to provide these services to the community.

For more information, call Mark Knarr at 437-4483.