Cara McMillan is a member of ShowMe Music Club and a co-director of their annual Music Festival held at Columbia College.
COLUMBIA — In conjunction with National Music Week, which is May 6 through 13, the ShowMe Music Club, which is the local chapter of the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs, is sponsoring a fundraiser to purchase a Kawai Studio piano for Boys & Girls Town. Donors are being asked to purchase a "piano key” in an effort to bring music to the non-profit organization.
"The children who are cared for in Boys & Girls Town are provided with music therapy, a chance to sing in a choir and other musical experiences all without a piano," said Cara McMillan, a spokesperson for the ShowMe Club. "We felt this was an opportunity for us to help make a difference in our community. Boys & Girls Town provides a loving, nurturing environment for children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges."
"Keys for Kids" has already sold 40 keys, but has a goal of selling 88, the number of keys on a piano. For every $60 pledged, donors will have their names written on the top of a key temporarily, but names will also be inscribed inside the piano permanently. The piano is on display at The Music Suite, located at 1906 N. Providence Road.