Sup­port the home­less chil­dren

The Olympian - - Opinion -

Lots of talk and press cov­er­age con­tin­ues in The Olympian on how to grap­ple with the home­less adult prob­lem. Well, here’s some­thing you can do for the 2,212 home­less and needy stu­dents listed in the lat­est McKin­neyVinto sur­vey in the Olympia, North Thurston, Tumwa­ter, Yelm, Shel­ton, Rainier, Tenino and Rochester school dis­tricts, and the thou­sands more served by Com­mu­nity Youth Ser­vices: Buy a ticket and come to the 2 p.m. March 31 re­union con­cert fea­tur­ing folksing­ing leg­ends the Broth­ers Four! It will be En­ter­tain­ment Ex­plo­sion’s 13th an­nual A Re­ally Big Shoe.

In their first 12 years, EE has raised $307,000 for the kids for items like shoes, clothes, food, shel­ter, fees and sup­plies, and other such items. Each dis­trict’s home­less co­or­di­na­tor spends the money on the kids who have no other means of get­ting these items. Tick­ets are $40, $30 and $20. Just call 360-753-8586 or go to wash­ing­ton­cen­ter.org. From 12:30 to 1:40 p.m. the mem­bers of EE will per­form live in the lobby. Then Ron Chris­tensen will warm the au­di­ence up for 15 min­utes, lead­ing to our MC, John “the Big Guy” Wil­lis of KGY fame, in­tro­duc­ing the Broth­ers Four. At in­ter­mis­sion and after the show, Ham & Cheese on Rye will per­form in the lobby as the Broth­ers Four are out sign­ing CDs and posters. And stop by the Bus Buddy ta­ble while you’re out there. A great af­ter­noon of en­joy­ment, and it’s all for the kids!

– Scott Scho­en­garth, Olympia

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