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Dance concert puts our hands around the world

Scholarship recipients in Rutilio Grande, El Salvador — and a future recipient — are all smiles because they'll be able to continue their education thanks to funds raised at the annual "Hands Around the World" Mumbo Gumbo dance concert on June 11 in Davis. Courtesy photo

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What: “Hands Around the World” dance concert by Mumbo Gumbo, to benefit global humanitarian projects

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11 (gates open at 7 p.m. for picnicking)

Where: Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St.

Tickets: $15 in advance, Watermelon Music, 207 D St., Davis; The Beat, 1700 J St., Sacramento; and Davis Farmers Market on Saturday and June 11; tickets at the door are $20; kids under 12 are free

Info: (530) 756-6904

Some Mumbo Gumbo fans plan to attend every one of the band’s annual dance concerts at the Davis Art Center.

Why the enthusiasm? This one-of-a-kind dance concert offers fun in many forms. Families and friends picnic on the Davis Art Center lawns beginning at 7 p.m., and once the band revs up at 8 p.m., dancers flock to the stage area — kids, teens and adults. Others sit back and enjoy the music under the stars.

All this fun helps fund ongoing projects for the poor in Central America and Haiti. Among those who benefit are the young people in Rutilio Grande, Davis’ sister city in El Salvador.

Some of the proceeds from the dance concert go directly to the directiva of Rutilio Grande, the sister city’s equivalent of a city council, to fund scholarships. It’s an investment in the community’s future, says Cynthia Kellogg of Davis Friends of Rutilio Grande.

Thirty-five young scholars continue their education this year because of these scholarships, Kellogg says. Without this assistance, these young people could not afford school beyond the fifth grade.

Many travel to a school in the tiny village of El Paisnal about 10 miles away, and others to schools more than 28 mile away, necessitating transportation, a major expense.

They also have to buy uniforms and school supplies, Kellogg says. Coming from families who subsist on their crops and a few cows or chickens, they cannot afford the cost of schooling, and that’s where the scholarships from Davis make a big difference, she adds.

Davis has been Rutilio Grande’s sister city for 21 years, and members of the two communities are in constant contact through visits, letters and email, Kellogg says.

Anyone interested in learning more about Rutilio Grande or helping by joining or making donations may contact Terry Turner, chairman of the Davis Friends of Rutilio Grande, at 1224 Beech Lane in Davis, (530) 756-7681.

The Mumbo Gumbo dance concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11, on the Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St. Tickets are $15 in advance, available at Watermelon Music, 207 D St. in Davis, and at The Beat, 1700 J St. in Sacramento. Tickets also will be sold at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday and again June 11, from 8 a.m. to noon in Central Park, Fourth and C streets.

Tickets at the door will cost $20, and children under 12 are free.

The gates will open at 7 p.m.; bring a blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy. Drinks and light refreshments will be available for sale.

For more information, call (530) 756-6904.

Special to The Enterprise

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