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Bert Coble Singers make donation to Empower Me

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Pictured, from left, are Roger Davis, BCS Leadership Team; Jennifer Perry; BCS Director; Michelle Hill, Empower Me Center Director; and Jason Ligon, BCS Assistant Director. SUBMITTED

The renowned Bert Coble Singers (BCS) have continued a 28-year-long history of giving by presenting a donation to Michelle Hill, director of Empower Me, in the amount of $2,300.

Derived from the proceeds of the singers' popular Christmas Dinner performances, the gift will support the work of Empower Me Center, which provides day camp experiences for individuals with special needs. Currently, Empower Me is raising funds to purchase property for the organization.

"The opportunity to be a small part of the big picture in this amazing organization is well worth the hours of preparation and dedication ... to be able to help those who may have a difficult time helping themselves is a blessing," BCS Assistant Director Jason Ligon said.

The annual BCS Christmas Dinner Shows have generated over $150,000 for the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the H. Bert Coble Endowed Scholarship at Cumberland University over the years. This year, Empower Me and the Wilson County Community Help Center were added to the list of beneficiaries, replacing the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.

"As a community choir, we feel strongly that we want our efforts to support local groups serving people where we live and work," BCS Director Jennifer Perry said.

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