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Does E-town have talent?

ELIZABETHTOWN Is American Idol too tame and serious for you? The Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a less serious spoof to find an Adirondack Idol.

Were not looking for polished acts. Were looking for people having fun together, said talent show coordinator Cheryl Olson. Real, legitimate talent is not required. It's meant to be goofy, silly and not taken too seriously.

The newly revitalized chamber will host the contest on Saturday, July 21 from 6-8 p.m. Olson hoped that organizations, businesses, community groups, school classes and residents would present acts.

Therere so many different pieces of Elizabethtown that it would be neat to have them interact together, said Olson.

Categories include:

Kitchen chaos: Acts involving musical instruments derived from ordinary kitchen implement and/or food products;

Pucker power: Music performed primarily by humming or whistling;

Critter copying:: The best impersonation of an animal sound. Be prepared to impersonate one animal of your choice, and one to be assigned by the judges;

Family follies:: Open to family groups, including babies, pets and kissing cousins. Multi-generational acts encourage.

Workplace wannabes:: Groups of coworkers compete for glory.

Naughty neighbors:: Neighbors\Neighborhoods gone wild.

Class actions:: ELCS students and alumni.

Over the top organizations:: Community organizations, churches, breakfast buddies, poker groups, whatever. Doing whatever.

Dancing with the Elizabethtown stars:: Ballroom, tap, ballet, stomp, square, can-can, polka whatever entrants can manage without an ER visit.

All other Normal:: Entertainment acts of a less eclectic nature.

Pre-registration is preferred, although not required. Entry blanks are available at the town hall. People interested in more information can contact Olson at 873-6820 or olsocheryl@gmail.com .

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