Pangea House holding benefit

A Minot State University junior has organized a benefit for the Minot Homeless Coalition at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Pangea House, located at 109 Central Ave. W in the former Chicago Club building.

Breanna Benson said she organized the “Coffeehouse for Hope” as part of a service learning project for her Honors global citizenship and service class.

The coffeehouse will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5, or $4 if someone brings along a canned good to donate to the Homeless Coalition. The event will include a silent auction, with “tons of fun prizes,” holiday cookies and punch and entertainment provided by local musicians such as Layne Bjergaard, Jazmine Wolff, Ben Eder, Blitz Old Soul, and duo Japaniel Slatson. The musicians are MSU students or MSU alumni, said Benson.

Benson said she hopes at least 100 people wll attend and that the event will bring in more than 100 canned goods and $100 from silent auctions.

Benson said she hopes to raise awareness of homelessness in the Minot community and the need for volunteers for the Minot Homeless Coalition.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Homeless Coalition.

Andrea Johnson