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 width=Lincoln Land Community College student groups will sponsor “Chickfest,” a celebration of women’s music and art, Sat., 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.

Proceeds will benefit Sojourn Shelters and Services, Inc. of Springfield, the Rutledge Youth Foundation, Inc. of Springfield, and the LLCC groups sponsoring the event: Student Government Association, Gay-Straight Alliance and Feminist Activist Coalition.

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. Chickfest will also feature female artists who sell and showcase both fine art and craftworks such as jewelry, candles and purses.

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 “LLCC Chickfest 2011” on Facebook.

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