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Oakmont Fundraiser for 10,000 Degrees

Staff Report

Holly Near and friends will give a fundraising concert here May 4 benefitting 10,000 Degrees, which helps students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college.

The concert is sponsored by Oakmont Rainbow Women, which has raised some $75,000 for the group in the past four years.

Performing with Near will be friends Tammy Hall and Jan Martinelli and special guest Gina Breedlove.

The event will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, when the El Coyote food truck opens. Country music will play until 6:45 when there will be a raffle drawing, and Oakmonters can bid for silent auction items. The concert begins at 7 o’clock. Tickets at $30, are required for the concert. They are available by placing a check in the Rainbow Women folder at the OVA office, or by e-mailing orptickts@gmail.comto request from Julie Early an address to which checks can be mailed. Tickets ordered either way will be available at the door.

10,000 Degrees has achieved an 86 per cent graduation rate for students entering four-year colleges earning degrees within six years.

Help starts in high school with advice about college and financial aid and with transferring from community colleges to four-year colleges, where they receive support adapting to college life.