Local teen hosts 2nd annual fundraiser to benefit Camp Barnabas

NEOSHO, MO (January 16, 2018) - Neosho teen, Carly Anderson, is hosting the 2nd annual ‘Talent for Campers,’ a family-friendly show featuring local talent on January 20 at the Neosho Civic Center (109 W. Main Street). The event will take place from 2 to 4 pm and benefit Camp Barnabas, a local charitable organization that offers Christian camping experiences to individuals with special needs and chronic illnesses.

“Last year my friend Jocelyn Lamp started this fundraiser for Camp Barnabas and it was a huge success. Jocelyn heard about Camp Barnabas and she was motivated to make a difference. She recently moved and I felt called to carry on this event as I have personally worked at a special needs camp and witnessed what a blessing it is to the campers.”Carly Anderson

In addition to showcasing Ozark talent, the event will also feature a silent auction. Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Barnabas Scholarship Fund. For more information about the event, visit: www.facebook.com/TalentForCampers/.

Last year, the event raised over $7,000. Anderson says she is aiming to raise $10,000 this year. Over the past 24 years, Camp Barnabas has welcomed more than 75,000 campers and missionaries to camp. On average 60% of camper families seek scholarship assistance and it is projected that nearly 70% will need financial help in 2018. Barnabas exists to offer life-changing opportunities to all individuals, regardless of their disability or diagnosis, and to the people who serve them by providing social experiences that increase spiritual knowledge, social learning and human dignity. For more information about Camp Barnabas, visit www.CampBarnabas.org.