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On Centre | Bald Eagle Area: Feed multiple needs at Runville United Methodist Church

Anyone wanting to hear some music and support a good cause can do both Sunday at the Runville United Methodist Church.

The youth group at the church will perform in a Southern gospel concert at 6 p.m. Sunday evening at the church, 1216 Runville Road.

Youth leader Jeremy Garner will sing, and proceeds benefit World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, a charity event that raises money to provide food for the poor and hungry internationally.

Participants fast for 30 hours, which also serves to raise awareness and understanding of what those people go through, Garner said.

“Even though we get to eat at the end of that, they get to feel what children in other countries go through,” Garner said.

It is the third year the youth group has taken part in the event, Garner said. It’s scheduled for March 20-21.

The group will take an offering at the concert and members of the youth group also take donations until the beginning of the fast.

They raised $7,500 last year, Garner said.

There are 21 youth group members and nine of their leaders, including Garner, signed up to take part in the fast this year.

Although the money is distributed internationally, Garner said, the youth group also plans to do community outreach locally during the 30 hours.

They went to Milesburg Community Park and did some maintenance on the baseball field. They also worked with Mission Central in Bellefonte to put together hygiene items for local families that might need them, he said.

Tickets for the Sunday concert can be purchased at the door for $5, or in advance for $3 by calling Garner at 571-1100.

Children 10 and under get in for free.