by Barbara Lepiane
Milton, Ore., January 6, 2014 - Several hundred people packed into the Milton-Stateline Adventist School in Milton-Freewater, Ore., for an evening of entertainment. Each of the 40 participants auditioned for a spot in the school talent show. The youngest performer was four-years-old while the eldest participants were eighth-graders.
The evening was a joint effort between parents, community sponsors and school staff. Lloyd Perrin, Milton Church pastor, was an excellent master of ceremonies. The talent show together with a baked food sale and silent auction raised $1,400 for the school.
The evening was a happy surprise of a wide range of talent offered to an attentive and appreciative audience. There were piano players, singers, gymnasts, actors, a photography slide show and a balancing act.
The students who participated gained more confidence from performing to a large audience, and the whole school benefited by building school spirit.