SWAPPING GIGS: Sterling tests his pipes at singing telegrams - WDRB 41 Louisville News

SWAPPING GIGS: Sterling tests his pride and his pipes at singing telegrams

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Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some southern Indiana singers are using their voices to spread the love for Valentine's Day.

Sterling Riggs tried to join the group to deliver a singing telegram. Open Door Youth Services in New Albany is a shelter for troubled youth ages 6 to 16. In most cases, Child Protective Services had to step-in to remove the children from a bad situation.

Spokeswoman Angela Graff said, "Sometimes the kids come in and the only way they know how to speak to an adult is by screaming or yelling. We they are here a week, you can see them start to soften and calm down and have a real relationship with an adult that's positive."

Graf's love of children compelled her to ask some volunteers to help deliver custom made cards and singing telegrams. She hopes to raise money through the new program. The group will travel around southern Indiana spreading the love. Graf said, "We want the kids to know that when they are here, they are loved and supported and are safe."

Clients can choose from a long list of love tunes including At Last, Love Me Tender, My Girl and When a Man Loves a Woman.

The Open Door Youth Services singing telegrams are $75 Monday through Wednesday and $100 on Valentine's Day.

To find out more about send a singing telegram CLICK HERE.

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