Song and dance

Little girls of the Watoto Children’s Choir, of Uganda, dance while little boys from the group play drums native to their country at their performance Wednesday at the Mexia High School Auditorium. The group consisted of about two dozen children and eight or 10 adults and was hosted by Mexia Assembly of God Church. Because of the civil war in Uganda, millions of children have been left orphans. A couple named Gary and Marilyn Skinner formed Watoto Children’s Homes in Uganda in 1992 to rescue some of the children; and then formed the choir, which tours the world to raise awareness of the plight of children in Uganda and raise money to fund the children’s homes.
Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight