And help they got. At their dinner fundraiser Friday night they got pretty close to their goal. "We sold over 100 more meals than our goal and received extra donations," said Madrigals' advisor Sarah Gilbert.
One substantial donation came from the Franklin Blues and BBQ Festival committee, which touts their annual summer event in downtown Franklin as supporting local youth music programs. Well, they sure did put their money where their BBQ sauce-stained mouth is by giving the FHS group $1,500.
"Blues and BBQ were so generous," said Gilbert.
Tickets for the dinner can be purchased for $10 in advance from a Madrigal singer or by calling the Franklin High School office and asking for Bridget Wood (814-432-2121 ext. 2233).
Gilbert said if they exceed their goal, the money will simply go towards future music department endeavors. "We will have money to continue things on and not be drained."
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