Hundreds of people turned out to show their support for their favorite contestants during Thursday evening’s sold out talent and variety show, “DeKalb’s Got Talent” sponsored by DeKalb Community Hospital to raise money for DCHS Project Graduation 2013.
Twenty acts of various talents and ages included drama, singing, instrumental, dance, and even a very impressive hula hoop performance. Although judges were brought in to choose the winning act, the crowd got in on the action by placing twenty five cent votes for the People’s Choice Award which raised several hundred dollars for the cause. Singing duo, Ashlee Medlin and Elizabeth Koegler raised $132.00 in votes and were named the People’s Choice Winners of the night. A grand total of $1,800.00 was raised by the end of the evening.
“We are so very blessed to have such a good and supportive community that comes out and backs our school’s efforts to provide a safe and fun graduation for our high school seniors,” Host Shan Burklow commented, “I was amazed to see this first year event sell out within minutes of opening the doors. They just kept pulling out more and more chairs. It makes me proud to live here.”
After a hilariously entertaining night of fun and talent, the vocal styling's of “The Beta Group” claimed the $250 cash prize from DeKalb Community Hospital. The evening ended with a live auction as well as beautiful silent auction baskets donated by parents of DCHS Seniors. So, what have we learned from this whole experience? Apparently, DeKalb’s got talent!
(Photo – Winners) Winners from left to right: Host-Shan Burklow with “The Beta Group” Hunter Collins, Jacob Parsley, Makayla Duke, Kelsey Evins, Lauren Craig, and Justin Wiser claiming their $250 cash prize compliments of DeKalb Community Hospital with the help of Co-Host-Matt Boss.
(Photo-People’s Choice) Host-Shan Burklow with People’s Choice Winners Ashlee Medlin and Elizabeth Koegler with Matt Boss and Lora Webb of Project Graduation.Read the rest of this article