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Albany students plan charity event
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ALBANY - A charity event to help Africans in need is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria and elementary gym at the Albany Community Middle School. Fifth- and sixth-graders, who have been researching Africa in science, humanity and reading classes, organized the event with help from teachers Jeff Campbell and Michael Oellerich. Derik Doescher, another teacher, and Darlene Machtan, a charter school consultant who works with the school district, had the students read the book "A Long Walk to Water," a true story about Africa.