ROSBURG, Wash. - Last year, Stephanie Wise hosted a Christmas concert for AIDS, also benefiting Keep a Child Alive, an organization which funds AIDS clinics and orphanages in Africa and India. This year, Wise will host a second AIDS benefit concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at Valley Bible Church, 4723 SR 4 West in Rosburg. Donations are suggested but not required.

Featured performers at the event are Carl Wirkkala and the Ghost Town Boys, Ed Downs, Diane Matthews, Kelsi Nelson, Wilho Saari, Cliff Weimer and other members of the Naselle/Grays River community. A short presentation concerning the AIDS situation in Africa and Keep a Child Alive's work will be given. Refreshments will be provided, and each donor will receive an AIDS ribbon. The donor making the largest donation will receive an AIDS gift pack.

Wise is a freshman majoring in professional writing at Baylor University. She graduated from Clatsop Community College and Naselle High School in 2008. For information, call her at (360) 880-5195 or e-mail (

For information about Keep A Child Alive, go to (


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