Tuesday, April 10, 2012

CCGAP to hold fundraising party Apr. 13

HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Guatemala Accompaniment Project (CCGAP) will be featuring Captain Woody Boogie and the Pirates of Groove at CCGAP's annual fundraising party from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at the Michigan Tech Forestry Center.

The public is invited to enjoy music, dancing, and food and to participate in a silent art auction and a drawing for the grand prize of a genuine handwoven Guatemalan wool blanket -- and many other prizes. Tickets are $5 apiece and will be available at the door. Food will be available for a donation.

The CCGAP sponsors accompaniment for Guatemalan human rights workers who are at risk for violence; the group also contributes toward the education of poor indigenous Mayan Guatemalans.

Visit ccgap.org to learn more about this work. Click here for the March 2012 newsletter, including an article by CCGAP accompanier Megan Whelan, stories about two indigenous women recipients of CCGAP scholarships and their educational challenges, and more.

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