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Lincoln Land Community College student groups will sponsor “Chickfest,” a celebration of women’s music and art, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on the Springfield campus.
Admission for musical performances is $3 for the day; all other events are free.
Eight musicians are scheduled to perform beginning at noon, including LLCC professor Carmen Allen of Springfield; Carla Sloan of Taylorville; Josie Lowder of Springfield; Judy McNutt of Vandalia; and St. Louis-area performers Jenn Powers, Jennifer Norman, Julie Schurr and Summer Osborne (originally from Vandalia).
Chickfest will also feature female artists who sell and showcase both fine art and craftworks such as jewelry, candles and purses.
The logo and poster for the event were created by Brooke Knebel-Renfro, a graduate of Vandalia Community High School.
Associate Professor Brenda Protz, formerly of Vandalia, is an adviser to the event.
Proceeds will benefit Sojourn Shelters and Services Inc. of Springfield, Rutledge Youth Foundation Inc. of Springfield and the LLCC groups sponsoring the event: Student Government Association, Gay-Straight Alliance and Feminist Activist Coalition.
Donations of personal hygiene items and clothing for women and children will be accepted at the event.
More information is available from the LLCC Student Life Office at 217-786-2241 or on facebook at LLCC Chickfest 2011.