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Three Girls with cup of coffee advertising TSA fundraiser.

Three Middle School students will be playing music at Cafe Stella in Norfolk on Friday night from 6 - 7:30 p.m. as a fundraiser to support the families of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers, who are not getting paid due to the government shutdown.

The trio, Zoë Jones ’24 (piano), Areen Syed ’24 (cello), and Ann Gray Golpira ’24 (ukulele), were featured briefly on WHRV’s Hearsay with Cathy Lewis on Thursday to talk about their musical fundraiser; they took a brief break in the school day to talk to Cathy Lewis via phone in the Middle School office.

The young musicians are hoping that people will come to listen and bring grocery cards to donate; the TSA does not have storage space to accept donated items. “We realized that many people were giving donations to the Coast Guard,” Syed said. “The TSA workers, no one had thought about them. They are people who keep us safe everyday. We need to give back to people who help keep us alive.”

Bulldogs, if you are looking for good music, good coffee, and the chance to do a good deed...well, come on out to support this effort!

Listen to the Thursday Hearsay on the WHRV website. The girls are interviewed at 30.30, and the entire show is devoted to discussion of the government shutdown, including an interview with Senator Mark Warner.

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Three Girls with cup of coffee advertising TSA fundraiser.