Koncert for Kenya a Success

A fundraiser to support families in Kenya was a success on Monday night in Vernal. Live music centered around the piano composition skills of Jill Boyd who entertained the crowd with on the spot compositions using random number combinations from the impressed crowd. Jewelry, baked goods, and hats were among the items for sale to support the cause of helping families in Kenya become self reliant. The concert ended with a dance led by special guest Moses, a Maasai warrior from Kenya. The event raised enough funds to sponsor at least 1 family in Kenya through the 100 Humanitarians organization. The family will be provided with a cow, goat, 5 chickens, 3 garden boxes, 10 trees and hygiene kits. The effort is aimed at “teaching people to fish and not just handing them the fish.” 100 Humanitarians member Kaci McNeel says the event exceeded her dreams. “I am so proud of our community and the big hearts they have,” shares McNeel. “To help those less fortunate when the Basin is suffering from the oil crunch is just faith building!” Learn more about the cause at www.100humanitarians.com

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.