When the moms who created the Miller-Driscoll carnival got together to celebrate another successful carnival last year, they started thinking what they could bring to Cider Mill as their children aged up to 3rd grade. The idea of a talent show was just that–only an idea–until last Friday night.

That evening, 78 Cider Mill students performed in 39 acts for a crowd of 600 for the 1st Annual Cider Mill’s Got Talent. The crowd was in awe of the talent. Hula hoops, yo-yos, juggling, magic, dancing, gymnastics, singing, pianos, guitars and strings were just some of the acts showcased. Brother and sister duet Brendan and Sarah Morris started the show with Brendan on the drums and Sarah on keyboard and singing the Beatles song, “I get By With a Little Help with My Friends.” The applause was thunderous and continued through the night.

The crowd clapped and sang along to the acts, which brought a tremendous energy to the theater.

“It was amazing. The only stage fright were the organizers–the kids were solid. Such a fun night for our kids and their families,” said Lex Levy, the emcee for the night who interviewed the performers backstage to give the audience insight into the background of the talent.

The moms who ran it were Maureen McGrath, Jackie Couch, Susan Price, Jess Christ and Mandi Schmauch. Th event was free and was subsidized by the Cider Mill PTA.

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