'See what people can do' at the community talent show
So you think Perham's got talent? See for yourself on Saturday, April 21, when the Interact Club holds its annual Community Talent Show. There will be singing, dancing, comedy skits and more at this entertaining competition. Participants will hav...
So you think Perham's got talent?
See for yourself on Saturday, April 21, when the Interact Club holds its annual Community Talent Show.
There will be singing, dancing, comedy skits and more at this entertaining competition. Participants will have the chance to win prizes.
"It's been gaining in popularity the last few years we've been doing it," said Samantha Salathe, a Perham High School student and Interact Club member who is helping organize the event. "There always seems to be quite a bit of good entertainment."
Salathe said a number of Perham High School students have already signed up to take part in this year's competition; in the past, the event has attracted some local adults and out-of-town talent, as well.
Those interested in taking the stage still have time to sign up: the deadline is Saturday, April 14. Sign up sheets are available at the high school, at the Perham Chamber and by calling Salathe at 218-298-0038.
"People can come out and do anything," Salathe said of the various talent acts they're looking for.
The Interact Club is essentially a 'young Rotarians' community service organization. There are currently more than 25 kids in the local club, in grades nine-12. The members meet every other Friday.
Evidence of the club's volunteer work can be seen all over town - the group has painted the turtle slide downtown, made fleece jackets for women's shelters, done yard cleaning for local residents, and much more.
The talent show is a fundraiser for the club. All entrants pay a $10 fee to compete, Salathe explained, and free-will offerings from the audience will be accepted.
All proceeds raised through the talent show will be matched by Interact, and will go to a local charity. Salathe said the club is hoping to raise about $400 or more, as they have through this event in the past.
"It's for a charitable cause," said Salathe of why people should go and watch the show. "And you get to see what people can do."
The show will be held at the Perham High School auditorium at 7 p.m.