Summer service interns work on benefit for Imago Earth Center

Music-filled event to benefit nature programs for youth from low-income backgrounds | July 21, 2004

Xavier student Erin Delaney and LaSalle High School student Matt Flanigan are helping with preparations for the third annual Music in the Woods, which benefits the Imago Earth Center. Their involvement stems from their participation in Xavier’s summer service internship program, which pairs Xavier students with area high school students to serve the Greater Cincinnati community.

Music in the Woods will feature music by Robin Lacy & DeZydeco, Chris Haubner & the Roanoke Ramblers, and T-Lips & Combs. Local artwork, vacation cottages, tickets, and other goods and services will be up for grabs at a silent auction.

In addition to working on the benefit, the pair also worked on nature camps and the center’s funding factory where items such as cell phones and ink cartridges are turned in for recycling. For each item returned, the center receives credit toward purchasing supplies. Delaney and Flanigan also built a wigwam, which has proven to be one of the most popular items in the center’s Native American program.

Music in the Woods will take place Saturday, July 31, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Imago Earth Center, located at 700 Enright Ave. in Cincinnati. The summer benefit advance tickets are $12 per person or $40 for four. Tickets will be $15 at the door on the day of the event.

All proceeds from the benefit help support Imago and its mission to foster awareness and appreciation of the natural world, and will specifically benefit the center’s nature programs for youth from low-income backgrounds. Call the center at 513 921-8455 for ticket information.