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Citrus High singers raise funds for trip

The Citrus High School chorus, under the direction of John Edel, is one of the 10 choirs and 10 bands from across the United States that has been selected to perform in June in the "American Musical Salute" to U.S. veterans of World War II at Pearl Harbor.

The group has begun raising money to help the roughly 60 students with travel and accommodation expenses. The first major effort toward that goal is a Quarter Mile of Quarters. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, chorus students and Chorus Booster members will begin to lay tape along U.S. 41 in front of the school to represent quarters standing on end, flat side to flat side.

A quarter-mile of lined-up quarters, Edel said, equals $63,400. The chorus needs about $70,000 to finance the trip.

There will be entertainment in the Citrus High parking lot on Main Street, and hot dogs, chips and sodas will be available for $3.

Labeled jars are set up in businesses countywide, and that money will be put toward the quarter-mile.

Businesses or organizations that would like to support the trip to Hawaii or would like more information can call Edel at 726-2241.