Got talent? Special Needs Mutual
March 17, 2009 | LOGAN -- The auditorium at Mount Logan
Middle School looked more like a scene from American
Idol than a talent show Thursday night. Special
Needs Mutual hosted another talent show this year with
a great turnout.
"We started in a tiny church, and now we are
in this huge auditorium," said master of ceremonies
and volunteer Benji Christenson.
Hundreds of cell phone lights lit up in support for
every act. There were nearly 30 performances in all
and talents included jokes, singing, dancing and poems.
Individual skills were put on display as well in form
of a classic mime scene, a jump rope act, piano playing
and a demonstration of basketball skills.
Every performer met the roaring applause with either
a bow or a curtsey. The acts were well prepared and
executed with no embarrassment. Many well deserved standing
ovations were given throughout the night. The crowd
showed the same amount of enthusiasm for the first act,
as they did the last. The show closed with a final performance
of I Saw a Bear by all the participants and advisers.
Emcee Christenson has been involved with Special Needs
Mutual as a volunteer with the talent show for 12 years.
The performance is generally held on the first Thursday
in March each year.