Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


March 8, 2014

Worship concert “Illuminate” to benefit Kids’ Closet

GREENSBURG – The Kids’ Closet of Decatur County has announced an upcoming fundraising concert called Illuminate at 6 p.m. on April 12, at the Greensburg Junior High School auditorium.

Illuminate will be a worship concert appropriate for all ages. Local musicians will perform a variety of worship music and the evening will conclude with a message from Jon Porter to raise awareness of the Kids’ Closet’s mission, as well as to raise funds. The concert is expected to end around 8 p.m.

The band members include Brad Sefton, Rachel Harter, Brian Poling, Steve Wills, Mark Burkert, Matt Weimer, and John Barton. The set list will be mostly contemporary worship music, though there will be a short set of hymns.

“Illuminate will be a great night for a great cause. We have a great band, a great speaker, many great volunteers, and an amazing God to praise! It’ll be so amazing to feel the presence of The Lord dwell in the atmosphere as we praise His Name,” said event organizer Alex Sefton.

Tickets to the Illuminate concert are currently on sale at a cost of $5 per person. Children under the age of five are free. Refreshments will be available for $1, which includes a snack and drink. The funds raised at the concert will be used to fund the continuance of the Kids’ Closet of Decatur County.

The Kids’ Closet was founded by Sue and Jerry Abplanalp in 2012, with the mission to provide free new and gently used clothing to area children. Many area churches have joined in to assist with the ministry, further spreading the help available to struggling families.

The motto of the Kids’ Closet is a simple one: “All children deserve to feel special.” The non-profit organization was founded on this belief and it continues to operate with the goal of ensuring that all children feel self-confident in their school and community. According to the Kids’ Closet co-founder Sue Abplanalp, sometimes that goal can be accomplished with just one special outfit.

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