Community talent to put on a show for local charities
IF YOU GO
What: Community Talent Show
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30.
Where: Elkhorn Area High School, 482 E. Geneva St.
Cost: Advance tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children. Tickets are $1 extra at the door. Advanced tickets are available at Frank’s Piggly Wiggly, Sentry, People’s Bank and all Elkhorn School District Schools.
ELKHORN Did you hear the one about the Elkhorn chiropractor, the East Troy teacher and a local Elvis impersonator who met backstage at the Elkhorn Area High School Auditorium?
They decided it was time to “Shake, Rattle and Roll” for charity as entertainers in a community talent show Saturday at the high school.
“It’s a very fun event for lots of great causes,” said organizer Carol Wilson, a physical science teacher at the high school.
The event will be the third charity talent show at the school since 2005. All proceeds will go to local charities.
“We’ve got a great bunch of performers assembled. The organizations we are contributing to are local and near and dear to our hearts,” Wilson said.
Helping Wilson put the show together is the high school’s Random Acts of Kindness Club.
The show kicks off with a performance by a 40-member dance troupe for the Dance Factory in Delavan.
Other performers include:
-- Chiropractor Kenneth Schenk, who won Mr. Country Idol 2004 at the Walworth County Fair. Schenk is the lead singer of “Most Wanted,” a country western band that regularly performs in Walworth and Rock counties.
-- Bob Burton, a storyteller, and Scott McLeod, his pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elkhorn. They will do Abbott and Costello’s classic “Who’s on First.”
-- Guitarists and singers Michael Marrari; Pat Jones; Terry Murphy, an East Troy teacher who sings and plays guitar; and Ellen Holly, a guidance counselor.
-- Brian Mitchell, singer, songwriter, pianist and guitar player.
-- Tallan Latz, an 11-year-old blues guitar player.
-- Livingston Bullard, who does hip hop and break dancing.
-- Chris Burtraw, a dental hygienist who sings and plays piano.
-- Jeremiah Micolichek, Elvis tribute artist.
Burton, the storyteller, said he inherited his craft from his father who liked to collect and retell stories.
“I am known for telling a lot of stories,” Burton said, “and I’ve got a bunch of stories that kids enjoy, including cowboy poetry.”
Charities are Elkhorn’s Hope Now, Walworth County United Way, Go Pink, and Kelly Butzen, a fifth-grade teacher who is ill. Others are Elkhorn Food Pantry and Walworth County Food Pantry. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations for the food pantries.
Ticket buyers can choose the charity their tickets will benefit by putting tickets into buckets with the names of charities on them, Wilson said. People who want to split donations between two organizations can tear tickets in half and put half tickets into each bucket.