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Bingham shows off talent

April 16, 2012

The Morning News — Leslie Mielke Four girls were the back-up group for Kelcey Wright who sang in the under 14 age division of Bingham’s Got Talent Saturday evening. Making up the back-up group were Preslie Wright, Hadley Wells, Gracee Marlow and Cecily Walker. Proceeds raised at this talent show benefit the American Cancer Society.

BLACKFOOT — What a great way to spend an evening — by attending the third annual Bingham’s Got Talent. 
Donations for this event totaled $2,770 — all of which benefits the American Cancer Society.
Twenty-two acts performed Saturday evening. These acts included dancers, singers, pianists, a fiddler, cellist and bands.
“This is the largest fund raiser we have,” said Elizabeth Fields, one of the organizers. “I think we have the cream of the crop performing here tonight.”
The winner of the Under 14 Age Division was 10-year-old pianist Mandi Xu. She won $100 and a trophy.
The winner of the 14 and Over Age Division was pianist Alex Jensen. He won $100 and a trophy.
In the 14 and Over Age Division, the three judges gave Honorable Mention to singer Logan Lindholm, pianist Hannah Eckhardt, singer Debani Farr and the Turning Point Band.
The winner of the People’s Choice was Lindsay Loveland, a singer/guitarist who won $50 and bragging rights that she earned the most money Saturday for the American Cancer Society.
If anyone missed the top three winners, they will perform at the Relay for Life event on June 15.
The auction brought in $550 in donations. One successful bidder won four tickets to a Utah Jazz game during its 2012-13 season and other Utah Jazz goodies. This prize was donated by NonPareil.
Also auctioned off was a three-day, two-night casino resort vacation donated by Blackfoot Appliance and Furniture. Black Swan Inn donated a gift certificate and two gift certificates were donated by On-the-Spot Cleaning and Restoration.
Door prizes were drawn throughout the evening. These prizes were donated by Starlite Bowling, Downtown Bread Co., Tommy Vaughn’s Grill, Rupe’s, Homestead Farms and Stockman’s.
Bingham’s Got Talent is organized by “Angels Among Us,” the Relay for Life team from the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church.

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