Pizza and Pizzazz talent show benefits Blaine choir

Chamber-Choir-ParamountBy Jenna Dennison

The 7th annual Pizza and Pizzazz fundraiser will be returning in early March. This evening features performances from community members, an all-you-can-eat pizza dinner and raffle drawings. The dinner, furnished by Scott Meaker and local pizzerias, features fresh homemade pizza, including dessert pizza.

“His pizza is legendary, especially the dessert pizza,” said Andy Harmening, the Blaine middle and high school choir director.

The funds raised from the talent show directly benefit the Blaine High School Chamber Choir’s travel fund. In previous years, the choir has traveled to New York City and San Diego to perform. Most recently, the choir traveled to Seattle in December to perform at the Paramount Theatre.

“Pizza and Pizzazz is one of those once-a-year fundraisers that we do to raise some money in the choir account to help us offset trip costs,” Harmening said. “We might consider taking the chamber choir out of state next year.”

The organizers of Pizza and Pizzazz are looking for community members to join the talent lineup for the show. Many student acts perform at Pizza and Pizzazz, as well as community groups.

This year, the women’s barbershop quartet ELATION will perform. The group is comprised of representatives from the larger Valley Voices a cappella Chorus. Audition forms may be picked up in the Blaine primary, elementary, middle and high school offices and delivered back to the middle and high school offices. Those with questions about the audition process can contact Nan Meaker at 360/223-0695.

Pizza and Pizzazz will be held Saturday, March 5 in the Blaine Middle School cafeteria from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $10, students are $5, and children five and under are free.

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