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Voices Of The Rainbow Choir Spreads Enthusiasm Across Wichita

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The Voices of The Rainbow Choir lets their singing fill the lobby of KMUW.

The Voices of the Rainbow Choir, made up of youth with different abilities, will make at least nine stops in Wichita this summer at various locations, and recently made a stop at KMUW.

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Rainbow Choir member Lamont, back right, looks up as he sings his favorite song, "Party In the U.S.A."

Candace Staker is the family support services coordinator at Rainbows United, an organization that supports children with special needs. Staker says singing at different sites is a way to get the kids out and into the community.

"To get our kids out to meet people, work on some socialization and also a way for folks in the community to meet someone a little different from them," Staker says.

The choir is part of a summer camp that runs through July 31. The children will also participate in an art show and talent show and will experience a day spa.

Carla Eckels is director of cultural diversity and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels. To contact KMUW News or to send in a news tip, reach us at news@kmuw.org.