LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will be hosting an open mic Community Coffee House on Wednesday, March 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
The Coffee House is held monthly at the Freight Room and each month featured a wide array of talented individuals ranging from high school students to adult members of the community. The evening is an opportunity for allow community members to share their creative expression to others through vocal performances, instrumental pieces, poetry, skits, artwork and more. All members of the community are invited to participate in or attend the event.
The proceeds from this month's event will support local senior and organizer of the Community Coffee House, Alana Persson, to offset the tuition cost for her year with Up With People (UWP). Persson will be traveling with the international non-profit organization from June 2015 to July 2016 with a cast of 100 individuals from around the world. During her year of travel, Persson will live with host families, each week giving back to others through community service, education, and music.
"Over the past few months I have experienced nothing but kindness, support, and generosity from the community," says Persson. "The Coffee House has not only been a way to raise money to make my year with Up With People financially possible, but has also been an opportunity to allow community members to come together and share their wonderful talents in a supportive environment. This community has so many positive things to offer, and I hope you choose to share in them by attending the upcoming event."
Clare Persson, Chair of Stand Up Laconia! will be at the event selling t-shirts and providing information to community members who are interested in getting involved in the non-profit organization working to prevent and reduce the drug use in the town of Laconia.