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Supportive Songs

In an age where it’s common for families to receive clean drinking water straight from their home’s faucets, there still are millions of people around the world affected every year by contaminated drinking water. The Indiana Section of the American Water Works Association is working to help by hosting a benefit concert.

The concert, which takes place on Sept. 24 at the Victory Theatre, located at 600 Main St., features two iconic musical groups of the 1960s — Herman’s Hermits and Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. Preceding the 7 p.m. show is a cash bar and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m.

All proceeds from the event benefit Water for People, a charity that strives to provide resources and education about sanitation and filtering to developing countries around the world.

“The proceeds pay for the raw materials to build pipelines and help with other needs,” says Duane Gilles, water distribution manager for Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities.

“The impact this has is tenfold of what we raise by the time it gets to the impoverished countries.”

Gilles helped select the musical talent for the fundraising event. The support for the chosen bands has been abundant as many tickets were sold before advertising began, he says.

For more information about the concert, visit victorytheatre.com/events/viewall/details/?event_id=19. For more information about Water for People, visit waterforpeople.org.

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