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Orcas Has Talent Jr. was a success | Letter

January 30, 2013 · Updated 12:53 PM

On behalf of Orcas Island Prevention Coalition and Point Blank Leadership group we would like to thank everyone who helped to make Orcas Has Talent Junior and Orcas Has Talent auditions one of our BEST years EVER!!! It’s mind boggling the amount of time invested, the work that needs to get done, the attention to details, and the energy that is required to bring this event to the stage. None of it would happen without our fearless leader Donna Laslo’s guidance and encouragement. Nor could we have offered such a great show without the mentors (formally know as our judges) Bob Shipstad, Susan Osborn and Gene Nery. The entertaining emcees John Clancy and Julia Bailey were wonderful, the media support from Islands’ Sounder and Orcas Issues, the ticket printers and cutters Office Cupboard and Grindstone Ink, ticket sales with Darvill’s Bookstore, the prize awards from White Construction and Pinardi’s Classic Body and Paint, all the behind the scenes crew and volunteers, and of course our brave and talented contestants. It’s astounding how many people are needed for these productions and these were the small shows! Wait until you see all the people who are involved with the Finale on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Orcas Center.

Thank you to EVERYONE involved for helping us with this fundraiser. The proceeds allows us to build youth leadership and prevention work in our community. We truly appreciate ALL of you.

Julie Pinardi and members of the coalition

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