Lip Syncers Rap, Rhapsodize Saturday

Single and group acts vie for cash awards, laughter in high school auditorium

Last year’s first place winners Brooke Collins and Melissa Shannon.

Last year’s first place winners Brooke Collins and Melissa Shannon. |

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Selected audience members will pick the $100 Audience Prize winner at the Fifth Annual Lip Sync Contest this Saturday at the Payson High School Auditorium.

This year, 12 single and group acts using either a traditional or humorous theme will compete for a total of $1,100 in cash prizes.

Last year competitors pulled out the stops to rap, rhapsodize, and serenade the audience with costumes full of bling and creativity.

Five judges from the community will decide who sang and acted the best out of the various groups to win the remaining cash awards.

Doors open at the Payson High School Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. to allow people an opportunity to snap up the vast array of silent auction items donated by local businesses, sponsoring organizations, and private individuals.

Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships to local students. In a twist, school staff groups will compete for a scholarship to their school or department of their school.

Sponsors include the Payson High Longhorn Theatre Company, the Rim Country Optimist Club and the Payson Rotary Club Foundation.

New to the Lip Sync sponsors are the Modified Motorcycle Association (MMA) and the American Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education (ABATE).

The Lip Sync Contest is a great family event.

Tickets are available at Chitwood Cabinets, Oasis Christian Bookstore, Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Payson Public Library.

For further information, please call Joan Young, PR of the Optimist Club at (928) 472-2264.

To view pictures of last year’s Lip Sync Contest see the Optimist Web site: www.rimcountryoptimist.com.

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