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Fundraiser set for youth mission

Ten teen parishioners of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church are headed south on a work mission this summer, and the parish is holding a fundraiser to bankroll the trip.

The church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday April 17 at the Masonic Lodge at 3893 Main St.

Take-outs will be available, and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Musical entertainment and basket raffles will also be offered at the dinner.

St. Cecilia's youth group coordinator Phyllis Welsh will be overseeing the trip of the group, accompanied by four chaperones, to Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Warrensburg youth will be working in this Catholic Heart Work mission from July 3 through July 11 alongside more than 300 other teens from all over the U.S.

The teens will be cleaning up yards, painting and accomplishing many household and yard chores. Phyllis Welsh said this week she hopes that by taking the teens on a trip away from home to do work, they will return to Warrensburg with new skills and enthusiasm for various clean up and rehabilitation efforts.

The group needs $4,000 to fund the trip, so its organizers are hoping for a good turnout at the fundraiser.

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