Hauppauge High School students have organized a relief concert this Thursday, for an issue that touches close to home.
The Student Council will be hosting the Hauppauge Relief Concert from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the high school auditorium. With the motto "Hauppauge is where the heart is," the concert aims to benefit the Hauppauge High School Care & Share, the Students Helping Students fund, and the Student Council.
Senior John Carbone said the relief concert was organized as he and fellow member of the senior class realized the impact the U.S. economy is having on families within the community.
"There's a national emphasis on how poorly the US economy is faring, but there's not really an emphasis on how this affects local communities. Hauppauge, albeit being comprised mainly of middle-class to upper middle-class families, is not exempt from the effects of a poor economy, and this has become increasingly evident," Carbone said in a statement.
After helping organize the last spring, Carbone has helped the Student Council get local musicians to perform and donations to raise funds to help the needy.
Featured musicians scheduled to perform include: Justin Albinder, Jimmy Bie and Chris Parrett, Mike Crecca andTom Juliano, teachers Jason Dorsa and Jeffrey Parrett, Hauppauge-based , and The Treads.
The Student Council will also be raffling off a number of prizes to raise donations. Some of the big donations of the night include a $500 gift certificate to Ideal Image, free bread for a year from Panera, one month at New York Sports Club and a brand new black iPad with 16 GB and WiFi.
Tickets to the concert cost $3 per person. Starting at 5:30 p.m., Paradise Diner will be selling food and drink on the first floor of Hauppauge High School, with a portion of the proceeds going to the relief charities.