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Pizza making helps choir travel and feeds the homeless


Courtesy of Margie Woch
Main Street Singers members, from left, Daniel Beatty (tenor, junior), Madeline Woch (soprano, senior) and Edward Barnes (bass, junior) display the pizzas they made for the homeless.

The Los Altos High School Main Street Singers are raising money to leave their homes and perform overseas. They’re also helping to feed people without a home to go to.

For the second consecutive year, the 30-member choral group, led by director Mark Shaull, has made and delivered pizzas to the InnVision Shelter Network in San Jose. Group members make ready-bake pizzas twice a year to sell as a fundraiser for the needs of the choir, including travel, music and wardrobe expenses.

Those buying the pizzas have the option of eating them or donating them to the homeless shelter.

Last spring, the choir donated approximately 60 pizzas. In November, students donated 150. Choir members made nearly 1,200 pre-sold pizzas March 1, with 118 donated to the shelters.

Parent volunteer Margie Woch said the shelters “happily received” the pizzas for their residents.

The Main Street Singers are scheduled to perform a concert locally March 30 before embarking on their three-week trip to St. Petersburg and the Baltic states April 1.

The group is scheduled to perform approximately 15 formal concerts abroad.

The choir, in its 29th year at Los Altos High, is accepting donations from the community for the upcoming trip.

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