Charity event showcases local talent
Music, magic and laughs were all a part of the very first “Linwood's Got Talent” event last week at The Fiddlehead at Snowshoe, drawing more than a hundred attendees. According to AmeriCorps volunteer Dana Lehman, the charity celebration raised more than $1,800 for the Linwood Library, and everyone enjoyed themselves.
“I think everybody had a good time,” said Lehman. “The acts have been great, we've had a good variety — music, magicians. Everyone has been really supportive, both of the performers and for the cause. A lot of the faces in the crowd are regular library patrons — that's always nice to see.”
Fiddlehead general manager Emily Eltzroth said the crowd was like a really large family, and all the performances were exceptional.
“I really liked the little girl, Mary [Huber],” said Eltzroth. Huber sang an exceptional rendition of John Denver's “County Roads.”
The performances were split into two categories, adult and children. First place in the children's category went to Aspen Holder and McKenna Woody, second place was awarded to Huber and back-up dancer Ahna Valach, and third place went to magician Finnley King and assistant Iam Johnston.
In the adult category, Hannah Giddings took first place for her a capella performance, George Bell won second place for his musical act, and Kelsey Beverage and David Kershner were awarded third place.
Lehman said this was just the first of a line-up of upcoming events for the Linwood Library.
“We have a movie night coming up soon, and a Sesquicentennial Speaker's Bureau speaker coming up to talk about the 150th anniversary of West Virginia. We have a lot of great programs coming up. Stop on by, we've got, of course, books, meeting space available, DVDs, magazines, children's programs, all kinds of resources.”