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A concert for caring: Handbell event will benefit Habitat for Humanity

BEMIDJI — There is something about a handbell concert that intrigues audiences, and the bellringers in an upcoming local concert promise to demonstrate why.

A total of 30 ringers, who range in age from 11-years-old to three aged over 100 who are known as the Golden Bells from GoldPine, will join with choir members from the Evangelical Free Church, Community Church of Walker and Union Church of Hackensack in a fundraiser — Handbells for Humanity — that will benefit the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 15 at Evangelical Free Church, 115 Carr Lake Rd. SW.

“This will be the third summer that people from local churches will come together to build a home for a deserving family regardless of their religious beliefs,” said Geri Hickerson, executive director of Northwoods Habitat for Humanity. “The handbell concert will put all the freewill donations collected toward materials needed for the Faith Build project, a team building and family activity that draws its workers from local congregations.”

Join the players for refreshments at the conclusion of the concert, which is sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications.