Auditions recently held proved to produce community-wide talent for West Holt Medical Services Foundation upcoming Variety Show Fundraiser.
Judges Tana O’Neill, Karen Nollette and Jarrod Hamik observed and scored each act based on familiarity with their song/dance/skit, enthusiasm and expression, movement and gestures, keeping with the music, costume, evidence of preparation and appropriateness of their act.
Twelve acts, a total of forty performers were given a golden ticket to advance to the live shows March 19 and 20.
This one-of-a-kind production will feature: St. John’s Handbell Choir with Janet Hale, Jeanine Hale, Jack Flannery, Shari Flannery, Shirley Rossman, Lois Poessnecker, Jake Falor, Jaci Harmon, Fran Janzing, Mitzi Rentschler, Michelle Laetsch, Steve Rentschler, Larry Poessnecker and Melody Brink; Solo vocalists Lacey Pollard, Madison Tunender, Ava Hoffman and Lainey Smith; Group vocalists Monique Johnson, Bonnie Krysl, Deb Kaup, Teresa Janzing and Melody Brink; Hula hooper Adrianna Mincer; Elvis impersonator Bill Fox; Cloggers Presley Pribil, Cierra Parks, Makenna Welke, Cassie Neibauer, Sidney Breiner, Morgan Breiner, Lydia Sigler, Madalyn Pistulka, Jace Gregory and Selah Keim; Comedy skit with Maxine Brink, Cindy Kubik, Lorraine Lieswald, Roxanne Hollingsworth and Claranna Witherwax.
The Foundation invites the public to enjoy entertainment for the whole family on Saturday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. Saturday’s show will begin with a soup supper at 6:30 p.m. provided by Faith Wesleyan’s Men-4-Men Ministries. Performances will follow. Sunday’s show will begin with performances at 2:00 p.m. and feature a dessert bar at intermission provided by West Holt Medical Services employees.
The Variety Show will take place at West Holt High School Lecture Hall - 1000 N. Main Street in Atkinson. A free-will donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids twelve and younger is suggested at the door. The audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite acts by donating $1 per voting ticket. The top three acts with the most votes will win prizes.
Net-proceeds from this event will help provide scholarships to local students and benefit West Holt Medical Services Foundation Scholarship and Staff Education Fund. Since 1998 West Holt Medical Services Foundation has awarded 228 students with scholarships. $49,000 has been given to students in our community pursuing degrees in the medical field. Four $500 scholarships are awarded each year, two in the fall and two in the spring. You can help the Foundation continue this legacy by attending their Variety Show Fundraiser March 19 and 20.
For more information visit www.westholtmed.org or contact Foundation Director, Jessica Prussa at (402) 925-1956.