Seventy-piece concert band coming

A 70-piece concert band performance at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers will also help save the lives of hundreds of children and adults in Africa.
The Minneapolis Area Synod Senior Band, made up of former high school band instructors and musicians, will perform at the church Wednesday, June 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A meal of hot dogs and root beer floats will be served prior to the concert at 6 p.m.
Both concert and food are free, but a free-will offering will be taken to go toward the purchase of mosquito nets for people in Africa.
According to Word of Peace staff, an African child dies every 45 seconds due to contracting malaria from infected mosquitoes.
The church plans to raise funds throughout the year so it can purchase 1,200 mosquito nets and to pay for malaria treatments.

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