Student concert helps homeless pets to the tune of $600

Nikki Vu and Kevin Kim present the concert proceeds to Michael Kitkoski of Rockwall Pets.
Eugene Kim and Emily Vu perform Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor.

(ROCKWALL-April 1, 2013) By all accounts, last month’s “Dollars for Dogs” concert was a huge success. Rockwall students Nikki Vu and Kevin Kim organized the benefit concert at Williams Middle School as part of a class project.

Everyone takes a well-deserved bow.
Concert performers celebrate with the volunteers and pets of Rockwall Pets.

The evening was a showcase of Rockwall’s young musical talent, featuring students performing everything from Rachmaninoff to Apocolyptica. The musicians ranged in age from elementary school to college. The concert ended with a rousing standing ovation from an appreciative audience.

But the concert is proving to be a success long after the music ended. Nikki and Kevin organized the concert as a fundraiser for the homeless pets of Rockwall Pets. They presented checks totaling nearly $600 to the nonprofit rescue group. The donations will be used to fund the treatment of ill and injured pets who were at risk of dying in area animal shelters.

Story and photos by Michael Kitkoski.

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