The Prospector (Helena, Mont.) 1916-2015, March 29, 2007, Image 1

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Inside % issue .. this • • ■ Charlie's Film Festival results Volume 90 n t * i ' s ■ New animal training program ■ Spring soccer starts The Prospector C a r r o l l C o l l e g e S t u d e n t N e w s p a p e r H e l e n a , M o n t a n a SONOH ^ PHOTO BY LAUREL CIFALA Dan Thies, one of the performers at the benefit, sings for the crowd C a r r o l l s t u d e n t s p u l l t o g e t h e r i n u n f o r t u n a t e t i m e o f n e e d Proceeds from benefit concert donated to Melissa Hibbard and family By LISA POTTER Prospector Intern Writer What does it mean to be a part of the Carroll family? For one student, Melissa Hibbard, and her family it means receiving support during the time of need. In the wake of tragedy Carroll students and staff members pulled together to show their support for the Hibbard family by hosting a benefit concert in the family’s name. Many Carroll students wanted to show their support for the Hibbard family, but few knew what to do. Carroll student, Meghan Man- santi thought, “How great would it be if we could raise money for the family?” Mansanti decided to take action. With permission from Carroll professor Ed Noonan, Mansanti booked the Myma Loy as the fundraiser location. Once the location was secured, and with the help of Carroll student John Tierney, Mansanti arranged for performances by Car- roll students Dan Thies and David August. Both Thies and August have per­ formed at Carroll events solo, but this time they wanted to liven it Up. Thies put together three musi­ cally talented and willing Carroll students to learn his music two days before the concert. They an­ nounced at the concert that they decided to call their band “Slippery When Wet” so that they already had free advertising anywhere someone was mopping the floors. August contacted three friends from Great Falls to join him in his performance. In order for the new­ fangled band to practice August took a road trip to Great Falls prior to the concert. Tickets to the concert were ten dollars each and all of the profits went to the Hibbard Fund. Dona­ tions were also being accepted. According to Mansanti and Tierney the largest donation was given by an anonymous Carroll student who contributed $300 to the cause. By the end of the night Mansanti and Tierney were pleased to see that they exceeded their goal of $2,500. “The best part about it all was that everyone came together,” Mansanti said when summarizing the night. Donations are still being accept­ ed at Helena Credit Union under the title “Hibbard Fund”. We en­ courage all from the Carroll Com­ munity to make a contribution. For those of you who already have made a donation, “Thank you”. In the end this is what it means to be a part of the Carroll family.

The Prospector (Helena, Mont.), 29 March 2007, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.