Talent Show Results

2017 Grange #225 Talent Contest Winners: Left to right: 1st place Adriena Pew, 4th place Eric Sable, 2nd place Blake Budwill, 3rd place Aida Must – Contributed photo

Friday Harbor Grange #225 and Community Treasures sponsored the Grange Spring Talent Contest on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the FH Middle School Commons.

There were 10 entries and three awesome judges: Laura Concord, Julie Hanks, and Bobby Ryan. Master of Ceremonies was Dorian Oliver.

The evening was joyful, positive, and a cheerful audience applauded at the effort, enthusiasm, and sometimes nerve induced performances. Participants were scored with a rubric which included: stage presence, appropriateness of dress, preparation and skill, suitability of number, and audience appeal.

First Place and $250.00 went to Adriena Pew for a vocal performance. Second Place and $100.00 went to Blake Budwill for an instrumental performance. Third place and $50.00 went to Aida Must for a vocal/instrumental piece. Fourth place and $25.00 went to Eric Sable for an instrumental performance.

Left to right: Barry Cave- Grange 225 Vice President, Dorian Oliver – Master of Ceremonies, Nancy Fusure- Grange Program Director. Contestants: Dexter Prescott, Eric Sable, Sienna Bartlett, Blake Budwill, Austyn Gunwall, Emily Atwell, Aida Must, Adriena Pew, Dominic Beachem, and Maria Penwell with her son Carson. Not pictured, Deborah Strasser – Contributed photo

All of these winners will have the opportunity to enter the Grange’s NW Regional Talent Contest in Lynnwood later this month. All participants received CT gift cards and participation certificates. The talent was diverse from singing to a magic act, dancing, and 5 gallon bucket drumming.

Deborah Strasser was the first participant, and she dedicated an original song that she sang while she played the music to the Sullivan and Ashcraft families.

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