Closing in on Close-up show

Published on Thu, Apr 19, 2001 by Soren Velice

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Closing in on Close-up show

By Soren Velice

If you feel it’s time for your star to be born, shine up those tap shoes and warm up those pipes; it’s Close-up talent show time again!

The May 5 event already has a solid list of performers lined up, from Celtic tunes to rock and roll.

“We’ve confirmed ten performers so far, mostly adults, but we’ll probably pick up a few more after the elementary school talent show next week,” said Close-up advisor David Fakkema, adding they are still on the lookout for would-be performers.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Fakkema at 332-6045 or 332-2071.

The show helps pay for 20 juniors’ participation in the annual Close-Up trip to Washington, D.C. The week-long trip at the end of March has left participants with a better understanding of how the nation’s business is conducted, a sense of history, some fine photos and big bills. Ticket sales for the talent show will help pay those bills. “If we can raise $2,000 we’ll be very happy,” Fakkema said.

The talent show starts at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center and tickets are available at the door..

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