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File photo/The Herald-Dispatch Black Sheep Burrito and Brews has moved to a new location, 279 9th St. in Huntington, at Pullman Square, will host a charity benefit Open Mic Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 25.

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - A group of Marshall University students are partnering with Black Sheep Burrito and Brews for a charity benefit open-mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the restaurant, 279 9th St., Huntington, at Pullman Square.

The student group Compassion Communications is promoting its campaign to raise funds for a nonprofit afterschool program at Guyandotte Elementary School which serves more than 60 children from low-income families and is operated by River Valley Child Development Services, according to a recent news release.

Black Sheep stage manager Tyler Cooper said he is looking forward to uniting the restaurant's open-mic night event with the cause.

"This is our first time partnering the Open Mic Night with a fundraiser, and we could not be more excited," Cooper said in the release. "I think it is a particularly good fit with River Valley Child Development Services and their efforts to raise funds for after-school programs."

Compassion Communications will collect donations throughout the night to keep the program running for its fourth year. They will also have a table set up at the site with more information about their student agency and River Valley Child Development Services.

Those who wish to perform in the Open Mic Night can sign up to play beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the restaurant. The event will start at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Black Sheep's open-mic night takes place every Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and is open to all ages.

For more information about RVCDS and its programs, visit www.rvcds.org.

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