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Idaho State University students organize three-band performance for Idaho Falls The Haven Shelter fundraiser

Posted April 26, 2012

Three Idaho State University students, Chelsey Gasser, Ben Howard and Colette Redden, from the Idaho Falls campus have planned a charity concert for The Haven Shelter on Friday, May 4, at the Red Lion Hotel located at 475 River Parkway in Idaho Falls.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. and entertainment will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $5.

Local bands 2am Logic, On Slaught and Gutter will perform at the event. There will also be a raffle.

The Haven Shelter is a transitional shelter for homeless families and single women, in Idaho Falls.

The concert is an all-ages event; however, there will be a beer garden available to attendees who are over 21. These attendees will be required to show ID at the door.

The students planned the benefit as part of their First Year Seminar class, which teaches students the value of service-learning projects. All proceeds from the event will go The Haven Shelter's GED program, which offers free GED testing and tutoring to all adults without a high school equivalency or diploma.

According to Gasser, the group was originally working on a 5k Fun Run, but difficulties with an outside collaborator caused the project to fall through. She said the next logical step was to organize the concert, as two of her cousins are members of 2am Logic.

"The best part is knowing all of our proceeds will go to the GED program," Gasser said. "It's great to help other students pursue an education."

"I am so impressed with these students willingness to go above and beyond what is typically required of this class," said Julie Thompson, an employee at the Idaho Falls campus Counseling and Testing Center.

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