Remembering Jenny Lin

Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010  |  Updated 1:30 PM PDT
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Remembering Jenny Lin

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Some 200 young musicians from 33 East Bay schools who have been  practicing and rehearsing for the past six weeks will showcase their talents  Friday night in a concert in memory of a Castro Valley teen who was slain 16  years ago.

      The band, choir and orchestra students have been studying through  the Jenny Lin Summer Music Program, which puts on the annual concert to honor  the 14-year-old girl who was murdered on May 27, 1994 at her home in  unincorporated Alameda County.
     
Since Jenny's death, the foundation bearing her name has been  dedicated to improving the safety and well being of the community, through  the summer music program; scholarships for young musicians; safety fairs and  workshops; and the ongoing investigation of her murder.
     
Each year during June and July, the foundation offers six weeks of  free practice sessions to music students, giving the youth the opportunity to  hone their music skills and share the fruits of their labor with the public.
     
The concert is scheduled to commence at 7 p.m. at the Redwood  Chapel Community Church located at 19300 Redwood Rd. in Castro Valley. Doors  open at 6:30 p.m. for the public, which is free to the general public.
     
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Alameda County  Sheriff's Office at (510) 667-7721 or the foundation's information hotline at  (877) JENNY-LIN, or (877) 536-6954. A $100,000 reward is available for anyone  with information leading to the lawful conviction of Jenny's murderer.

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