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Haiti benefit in Aspen seeks supporters

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – A group of locals will stage a “Haiti Children Benefit Concert” on Feb. 11, and they’re looking for sponsors, donors, silent auction items and volunteers.

All proceeds from the event at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House will benefit the Mercy and Sharing Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Aspenites Joe and Susie Krabacher that runs orphanages, hospitals and schools for Haitian children. A devastating earthquake hit the tiny Caribbean country last week, leaving thousands dead and the capital city of Port-au-Prince in ruins.

As of midday Tuesday, organizers had lined up musicians John Oates, Bobby Mason, Jimmy Ibbotson, the Crowlin Ferlies, The Derek Brown Band, Melissa and Kelly Gabossi, the Defiance String Band and others to play the benefit concert. Joe Krabacher will also appear.

Tickets for the concert range from $15 for people 18 and under to $25 for adults to VIP admission for $500.

Several local businesses have signed on as sponsors, but organizers are looking for more.

Those interested in sponsoring the benefit may call Melissa Hefferon at 970-309-4525. Anyone interested in silent auction donations or volunteering may contact Liz Shapiro at 970-309-9585 or lizshap1@yahoo.com.

For more information, go to haitibenefitconcert.com.

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