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Park District, LHS to showcase local talent

LEMONT – Community members are invited to show off their skills Friday at the first-ever “Lemont's Got Talent!” talent show at the Lemont Park District CORE Complex.

Individuals and families are both invited to enter, but all participants must register in advance by signing up for Park District class number 642000-A1.

The first- and second-place winners will receive prizes. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

The show will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The CORE Complex is located at 16028 127th St.

For more information and for act approval, call Lauren Hanson at 630-257-6787, ext. 3031.

Lemont High School teachers and students will face off Friday in a musical competition with the return of “Faculty Idol,” according to a news release from District 210.

Previous champions music teacher Matt Doherty and career and technical education chair Ken Ferry will showcase their talents in the seventh annual event.

The LHS speech team will host the event, and all the money raised will benefit the program.

Competitors are free to perform in the genre of their choice. More than 10 faculty and student acts will participate, including Baby BOOM, a group that includes four LHS faculty and staff members, all of whom are expectant mothers.

Science teacher Scott Collins will host with sophomore Becca Zagorski.

Each act will sing for the three judges. After the intermission, Fine Arts Chair David Nommensen, English teacher Marek Dron and English teacher Kathryn Kupchek will select the finalists, who will perform one more time. The champion will be determined by audience applause.

“Faculty Idol” will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at the LHS Performing Arts Center, 800 Porter St. in Lemont. Tickets cost $10 and are available online at They can also be purchased at the door while supplies last.

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