Talented residents strut their stuff
Talented members of the Blaine and Birch Bay communities came out to perform at the Ninth Annual Community Talent show on May 1 at the Performing Arts Center.
Thespians, dancers, singers and musicians entertained the crowd while raising money for Close-Up, a program which has sent 415 Blaine high school students over the past 16 years to Washington, D.C. to learn a “hands on” approach to civic education.
The evening showcased highly talented students as well as adults, and was guided by the flawless and comedic master of ceremonies, fifth grader Perry Olason. During the event John Liebert and Jacquie Robbins gave the Bob Robbins Memorial Award to Mikael Kenoyer. The award, sponsored by Close-Up and The Northern Light, recognizes individuals who have contributed greatly to the performing arts in Blaine. Mikael Kenoyer is a former Blaine high school student and a 2003 graduate of Washington State University. Having acted in and/or directed many of Blaine’s theatrical shows over the years, she is currently working with the Blaine Community Theater’s production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and is preparing for the upcoming high school production of Marriage of Bette & Boo.