POINT PLEASANT — This Saturday, 16 well-known faces in the community will step into the ring but only one will emerge victorious at the Inaugural Lip Sync Battle.
Organized by nonprofit, The Kitchen Table, the event will be at The Meeting House in the former St. Paul UM Church on Jackson Avenue across from Fruth Pharmacy. Doors open at 5:15 p.m., event starts at 6 p.m., tickets are $5 with all proceeds benefiting The Kitchen Table organization which offers free, community meals once a month at The Meeting House.
This week, The Kitchen Table volunteers have been busy literally preparing “the stage” for the event which they say will be a fun night for a good cause — that cause being neighbors feeding neighbors with all proceeds benefiting local people in need. Volunteers got the creative fundraising idea from the popular “Lip Sync Battle” television program as well as popular sketches of similar battles on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” where celebrities pick a song and pretend to sing it … with style, or, not so much. The outcome typically results in laughter, cheering or both.
This hyper-local version of a national phenomena will include its own celebrities — from elected officials, to school administrators, to coaches, to members of the business and faith communities. All 16 contestants will duel on stage through elimination rounds, until two are left standing. The final two will live to duel again, but this time only one person will be left standing after the grand finale. Contestants were allowed to choose their own songs and the audience will choose the winner. Emceeing the event will be personalities from 93.1 The Wolf.
Getting ready to throw down at the battle are: Mason County Magistrate Cheryl Miller Ross; Mason County Schools Superintendent Jack Cullen; Point Pleasant Mayor Brian Billings; Roosevelt Elementary Principal Tim Click; PPHS Principal William Cottrill; Point Pleasant Fire Chief Jeremy Bryant; Pastor Rich Blain from LifeSpring Community Church; Kellie Thomas, coach and teacher at Hannan High School; Point Pleasant Councilman Keith Sargent; Kenny Grady, local stylist and community events organizer; Pastor Chip Bennett from Bellemead UM Church; Chad Foreman from the health care community; Jenny Shirley from Peoples Federal Credit Union; Assistant Prosecuting Attorney R.F. Stein Jr.; Scott Justus from Crow-Hussell Funeral Home and youth sports coach; Pastor Matt Dotson from Good Shepherd UM Church.
Just who will be dueling who, and with what songs, will be revealed at the show.
Also providing live musical entertainment during intermission, will be popular local musician, Sammy Doolittle. Concessions, which will include Lorobi’s Pizza and more, will be sold in the basement of The Meeting House.
For more information about The Kitchen Table, find it on Facebook.
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