Talent show cheers ‘em on to bowl game
The McLouth High School cheerleaders are working their way toward the Cotton Bowl.
Jeanie Thompson, who is a cheerleader sponsor with Anna Maria Rainey, said to help raise funds, the cheerleaders are sponsoring a talent and variety show, set for 7 p.m., Sept. 22 at the McLouth High School auditorium.
Entrants from all area towns are welcome to participate in the show, Thompson said.
"It's open to anybody in the area who has any talent and who would like to show their talents off," Thompson said.
The cheerleaders learned in late May that they had been invited to participate in the Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl, held each year in Dallas.
MHS cheerleaders are: Tiffany Cook, Sherri Bracksik, Jodi Kitterman, Alexis Doane, Justena Oshel, Kathryn Keyes, Alysee Doane, Leigh Anna Thompson, Katie Harding, and Erica Meyer.
The cost for each cheerleader to attend the Cotton Bowl is $569.
This includes lodging, meals and dance outfits, Thompson said. Cost for the two sponsors is $489 each.
Thompson said it will take about $6,500 for the entire trip.
"We always have some fund-raisers, but nothing like we have going on now," Thompson said.
The cheerleaders this summer sold concessions at the baseball park, sponsored a coed softball tournament, sold pizza kits, candy bars, held a community dinner, and now are planning the talent show.
Thompson said there is a $5 fee to participate in the talent show. Tickets to watch the event are $3 for adults and $2 for children.