Middle school students will perform for charity

March 20, 1998|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOUNT AIRY Middle School will showcase its abundance of student talent during its annual talent show at 7 p.m. today.

For weeks, students have been hard at work fine-tuning their acts. Singers, dancers, rock bands, actors, comedians and cheerleaders will take the stage. The show will feature 40 student acts and a surprise act by several teachers.

Proceeds from the show, sponsored by the Parent Teacher Student Association, will benefit two local needy families.

Pat Furr and Denice Conner are co-chairing the show. Assisting are parents Patti Alfrod, Carol Serna and Amy Lederer. Stagehands are students Steve Mullett, Nick Behr, Justin Debes, Mike Lederer and Justin Benson.

Planning for the show began immediately after last year's production. Rehearsals and production work began in earnest this year.

"It's been a long three months, but a fun three months," Furr said.

Without the support of school Principal Virginia Ashmore and Vice Principal Dennis Kniss, it wouldn't have been possible to produce a professional show, according to Conner.

Opening the show on a musical note will be eighth-grader Meredith Heinen, who will sing "Part of Your World."

Shyzana Johnson, Heather Myers, Tila Richardson and Tirail Richardson, outfitted in flashy costumes and wigs, will bring Motown to Mount Airy, singing the Supremes' hit "Baby Love."

Classical ballet will be highlighted in separate performances by sisters Michelle and Danielle Lambert and Marissa and Latanya Moss.

Dinosaur, television and cartoon character impersonations will be provided by sixth-grade comedians Kirsten Hiortdahl and Justin Johnson.

Adding a polished, professional look to the show is Charles Cassell of Celebration Productions, who will provide his lighting and sound system expertise.

Admission is $2 per person and $1 for Mount Airy Middle School students. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The school is at 102 Watersville Road.

* Information: 410-751-3554.

Tournament winners

The Mount Airy 2 Bulldogs had reason to celebrate Sunday. The boys' basketball team won the Carroll County Parks and Recreation Department Junior League Tournament.

The Bulldogs entered the tournament with a 5-4 season record. After winning three semifinal games, the Bulldogs defeated New Windsor Blue, 38-32, to capture the title.

"I was stunned. We certainly didn't expect it, but it was great for the kids. I'm very proud," said coach Bob Landsman.

Assistant coaches are Gregg Fye and Ken Shilling. Bulldog team members are Keith Cortesini, Dallas Davidson, Steven Fye, Chris Hynes, Jason Knight, Daniel Kruhm, David Landsman, Jeff Martin, Brian Shea and Kenny Shilling.

Blood drive

South Carroll residents will have an opportunity to donate blood at a community blood drive this month.

The Spring Community Blood Drive will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 30 at the Firemen's Activity Building, Twin Arch Road and Route 27.

Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins will be accepted.

Information: Mary Jo Burkett, 301-829-2882.

Pub Date: 3/20/98

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