Join me in $upporting the Talladega College Marching Band fund: https://www.gofundme.com/great-tornado-to-inaugural-parade

Please join me in $upporting the Talladega College Marching Band fund:  https://www.gofundme.com/great-tornado-to-inaugural-parade &/or e-forward to others who may want to $upport the marching band.  Thank you.      Friends,  Alice

From: Isabel Werts [mailto:iwerts@austin.rr.com] Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 7:02 AM  To: iwerts@austin.rr.com  Subject: Support the Talladega College Marching Band fund     In 8 days $47,000 of the $75,000 goal has been donated by 1,000 households. Please forward this to your contacts .   No matter whom you supported for president,  I hope you will see this as support for the members of the band and not a political statement.  What a wonderful memory to share with their children.     Talladega is a historically black college, and it was invited by the Inaugural Committee to participate in the upcoming Inaugural Parade. Should they do so? College President Billy Hawkins doesn’t even think it’s a difficult question.     “The inauguration of a new president is not a political event, but a civil ceremony celebrating the transfer of power,” Hawkins said.     So yes. Hawkins has issued a statement saying the Talladega College marching band is marching in the inaugural parade!      Commendations to Talladega College and President Hawkins for separating politics from ceremony, and for not allowing illogical and irrational attitudes to stop a group of young people from a learning experience.     I have contributed to their GoFundMe page to cover expenses for the trip. I hope you’ll join me and do the same. They deserve our support.

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