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|Paynesville Press - April 5, 2006|
Talent showcase held to benefit auditorium
Several hundred spectators attended the 2006 Talent Showcase on Sunday, April 2, at the school auditorium, where 28 local acts performed in a benefit concert.|
The show raised funds for maintaining and enhancing the auditorium, as well as showcasing local talent and demonstrating again the variety of uses of the auditorium, built in 2000.
Acts ranged from singing and other musical acts (everything from piano solos to a demonstration of the Norwegian hardinger fiddle) to a dances, storytelling, comedy sketches, a karate demonstration, and a fire dance, which was the grand finale. Christopher and Theresa Meis, newcomers to Paynesville, have performed their fire dance for years at the Renaissance Festival.
Miss Paynesville Lindsey Pelton (left) and Second Princess Tanya Whitcomb (right) serended Willie Scheel, the long-time chauffeur for the Payensville royalty, to the song "My Guy" on Sunday night. Pelton and Whitcomb wore shirts that said "I Love Willie" and "Willie Fan Club."
Other highlights of the talent showcase were Miss Paynesville Lindsey Pelton and Second Princess Tanya Whitcomb serenading Willie Scheel, the chauffeur of the Paynesville royalty, to the song "My Guy" and the String of Pearls performing "When Are We Gonna Get Married" as Ole and a String of Lenas.
The event was organized by a committee: Cheryl Bungum, Cheryl and Roy Colbert, Matt Dickhausen, Amy Flanders, Jane Leitzman, Colleen and Ian Pelton, Michael Putzke, and Charlene Strand.
The String of Pearls performed as Ole (Linda Liestman, right) and a String Of Lenas (including Carolyn Swyter, left) on Sunday evening. The String of Pearls sang two songs: "Baby, I'm Yours" and "When Are We Gonna Get Married."
A chronological listing of the acts that performed at the talent showcase on Sunday is:
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