Dege Legg

Who Dat for Haiti benefit at Grant St. Feb. 7

by Dege Legg

Grant Street Dance Hall & the Green Monkeys of Lafayette Present: Who Dat for Haiti: A Gathering of the Who Dat Nation! Acadiana residents are invited to make a difference on Super Bowl Sunday by attending this fundraiser held at Grant Street Dance Hall on, Feb. 7.  This fundraiser will benefit SOLT (Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity) Haiti Kobonal Mission for Children and Art for Haitian Children, two organizations working in Haiti to aid the people affected by last month’s massive earthquake.

The event will start with pre-game music at 4 p.m. with The Drew Landry Band. Immediately following the game, Horace Trahan and True Man Posse will take the stage. Special musical guests include Ryan Brunet, Keith Blair, Kristi Guillory and Big Daddy Blue. A representative from the SOLT Mission in Kobonal, Haiti will be on hand to share pictures and stories from the earthquake and talk about the work the mission is doing for the 1,200 people they house and feed daily. Father Glenn Meaux of Abbeville leads a local mission of volunteers from the area to assist the people of Haiti with their recovery.

Funds raised will be divided between the SOLT Haiti Mission and the Art for Haitian Children program. Housed in one of the few buildings left intact after the quake, the children’s program is currently functioning as a soup kitchen for the neighborhood and a housing location for displaced children.

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