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It’s Show Time! Union’s Got Talent 2016 Presented by Investors Bank to be held Saturday, September 24th

UNION, NJ - It’s Show Time!!

Union’s Got Talent, presented by Investors Bank, will be held Saturday, September 24 as part of Union Township’s Mayor’s Weekend.

Union’s Got Talent, similar to those popular hit television programs, aims to showcase the talent of Union residents of ALL AGES! Produced by the Union High School Performing Arts Company and Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund, all proceeds will help directly benefit the two organizations that directly give back to the students of Union Township through scholarships and arts education.

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Cash prizes will be awarded to the top acts in the amounts of: 1st Place—$1,000; 2nd Place—$500; and People’s Choice—$250. A prize with also be awarded to the winner of the Youth Award, picked by the judges for their favorite act under the age of thirteen.

Mayor’s Weekend kicks off on Friday, September 23rd with a Movie Under the Stars hosted by the Union Department of Recreation.  This year’s movie is “The Jungle Book,” beginning at 6:45p.m., featuring face painting and live animal presentation from the Turtle Back Zoo.

On Saturday, September 24th at 12p.m., the Union Special Improvement District will host their Welcome to Fall Festival between Morris and Vauxhall Road.

Closing the weekend out is the YMCA Kid’s Run and 5k Run/Walk hosted by the Union Chamber of Commerce and the Union Board of Education, sponsored by the YMCA and Deep Foods starting at 9a.m. at Union High School. All proceeds will be donated to fund ALS research.

“It is so exciting to be a part of Mayor’s Weekend, it’s a great chance for our community to come together, and we are so fortunate to be a part of it. We hope everyone comes out for a great night of entertainment on Saturday Evening, showcasing some of our towns brightest stars!” shared Jennifer Williams from the Union High School Performing Arts Company.

Tickets for Union’s Got Talent are available for purchase by visiting www.uhspac.com. For more information on the event, please “like” the UHSPAC on Facebook @UHSPAC.

This years finalists include:

Bob Kalkus—Union Resident

Grace Rivera—10th Grader, Union HS

Lisette Serrano—10th Grader, Union HS

Team Action—11th Graders, Union HS

Caitlyn Dy—12th Grader, Union HS

Christopher Erdman—11th Grader, Union HS

Maria Barmina—8th Grader, Kawameeh Middle School

Dance Impressions—Union Residents

Angela Zhang– 6th Grader, Burnet Middle School

Kimberly Moreira—6th Grader, Kawameeh Middle School

Aidan Perez—9th Grader, Union High School

Ryan Pearce—4th Grader, Connecticut Farms Elementary

Eboni Pearce—Union Resident

Ashley Fullerton—Union Resident

Jonathan Hyer—Union Resident

This year’s guest judges include: Lisa Cooney, Director of Education, Paper Mill Playhouse, Lindsay Moore Burkhardt, Broadway Choreographer, Robert Lukasik, Theatrical Producer, Mayor Manual Figueiredo, Township of Union Mayor and Performer, Regina Nicholls, Branch Manager, Investors Saving’s Bank

Contact: Jennifer Williams Choreographer/Publicity - Union High School Performing Arts Company jwilliams@twpunionschools.org

 

 

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