CHARLESTON - The 22nd Annual National Crime Victims' Rights Week is set for April 21-27. Employees of the Southeast Correctional Center, area criminal justice and law enforcement agencies, along with service providers for area victims of crime, have joined together to salute this year's theme, "Brining Honor to Victims."
Organist Terry Parker and pianist Sallie Goodin will team up for an open concert to recognize and honor victims of crime. The concert is set for 7 p.m. April 25 at the United Methodist Church in Charleston. Music will be performed on the Wicks organ and Yamaha grand piano, both memorial gifts to the congregation.
The program will feature a wide range of classical, sacred and secular selections. The concert will conclude with a sing-along of popular Broadway tunes which will include selections from "The Sound of Music" and "Oklahoma."
Goodin, who is employed by the Missouri Department of Corrections as secretary to the superintendent at the Southeast Correctional Center, is active in the First Baptist Church at Charleston's church choir and piano ensemble.
Parker, who is a licensed funeral director with McMikle Funeral Home and serves as Mississippi County corner, serves as assistant organist and music director at the First Baptist Church.
Representatives with Mississippi County law enforcement agencies, along with the Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center and victims' service agencies, will be available to answer questions following the concert.