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Jan. 23, 2010 at 7:39pm

Songs of Hope -- Fundraiser for Haiti

This Sun @ Swiss, 3 pm - Midnight

Join together with our great, shining city, the Tacoma French Club, and seventeen local musicians this Sunday, January 24---as we raise money for some of the most vulnerable little ones devastated by Haiti's earthquake.

Tacoma's most active language club joyfully invites you and your friends to party and partner with us at the Swiss Pub in downtown Tacoma. At this fun and life-changing event, you can relax end your weekend on a high note with amazing music, delicious food and a wide array of beverages at the fabulous Swiss Pub. We're having a silent auction & raffle with cool items donated by local businesses. Have you been looking for a way to help out? Help us reach out to a neighbor nation, a beautiful people, a French-speaking country hard hit by natural disaster.

We're pleased to announce a special Tacoma French Club guest: TFC founder and original organizer, Pierre Bernard, notre bon ami who immigrated to the US from Haiti and is flying down from Alaska to join us.

(Photo of Tacoma French Club. Founder Pierre "Pepe" Bernard 3rd from right, back row)

Details: Songs of Hope -- Fundraiser for Haiti  /  Sunday, January 24  /  3 pm - Midnight  /  The Swiss Pub http://www.theswisspub.com  /  1904 Jefferson Avenue Tacoma, WA 98402-1608

For more info, please check out our Facebook page or visit the Tacoma French Club website.

Local musicians donating their time & talents include:

Roberto Bonaccorso
Annie Lockwood
China Davis
Q Dot
Voxxy Vallejo
Heidi Vladyka
Michael ONeill
Fuzz 58
Deborah Page
Jason Lillie
Evan Purcell
Joe Rosati
Matt Eklund
Dave Thomas
Carlos Cascante and Julio JŠuregui of Tumbao
Daniel Blue of Motopony
Brother Scott

Local businesses donating items for the silent auction & raffle include Buzzards, Brilliant Life Chiropractic, Studio 6 Ballroom, Laughing Lotus, Tiare Floral Design, Bristow's Exclusive Auto Repair, Eco Chic Salon and Spa, Jewell Day Spa. We need more donations! You can bring items/gift certificates to the Swiss anytime after 2 pm.

Songs of Hope: A Fundraiser for Haitian Orphans is a partnership of The Tacoma French Club, Music Giving Back, & Developing Resilience, PLLC. Funds raised at this all-volunteer event will go to the BRESMA Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, through the US based non-profit Answered Prayers.

For more info on the BRESMA Orphange, you can read this fascinating, in-depth article in Pittsburgh Magazine. More info about Answered Prayers is available at their website also.

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