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Saranac Lake Talent Show upcoming

SARANAC LAKE - Time to dust off that unicycle and mark your calendar for the Fifth Annual Saranac Lake Talent Show, Saturday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. in the Harrietstown Town Hall.

The Adirondack Unitarian Universalist Community is the sponsor of the show. This year, in lieu of having a Harvest Dinner and placing various names in a hat, AUUC asked for interested non profit groups to submit at letter stating why their group should partner with AUUC and be the beneficiary of 60% of the funds raised. The Executive Board of AUUC announce that this year's partner is Lift Mount Pisgah.

The Talent Show Committee will organize, direct, screen the talent, work lights, stage the show, create the program booklet, create promotional materials, run the concession at intermission, and MC the event.

Lift Mount Pisgah will help in the following ways: promote the event, sell advertising space in the program, sell tickets before and on the night of the show, and assist in other ways when needed.

"We are hoping for a bigger and better than ever show this year. The committee would appreciate it if all those talented folks out there will fill out their applications and get them in as soon as possible," said Jason Brill, Talent Show Master of Ceremonies.

The very first Talent Show raised close to $4,500 for the Siena Project, which helped send 25 High School choristers to Siena, Italy. In subsequent years, Pendragon Theatre's Arts in Education Program, the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, and The Adirondack Carousel were the recipients of the shared proceeds that have totaled more than $6000.

There will be an esteemed panel of judges again this year that will do the final judging on the acts. This year's show will have five categories: Ages 5-12, 13-18, 19-55, 56-100 and an Ensemble category for groups of performers. There will be first and second prizes awarded for each category and again this year the audience favorite will perform at the Winter Carnival Rotary Show.

We hope to have 20 to 25 acts in this year's show," said Brill.

Performance time is limited to three minutes. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so those interested are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Applications can be picked up and returned to Borealis Color on Main Street. There is a non-refundable $5 application fee. If you have any questions or if you would like an application by e-mail, please call 891-0182 or e-mail info@adkuu.org.

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