Youth's Got Talent for tornado recovery
Kids from around central Minnesota entertained an audience at St. Ann's Parish Center to raise funds for area tornado survivors.
Youth's Got Talent was held on Saturday, April 16. The dinner and talent show raised more than $1,000 for the Wadena-Otter Tail Long Term Recovery Committee with donations still coming in.
Performers ranged from preschool to senior high and were mostly from Wadena, Deer Creek and Bluffton along with several kids from Fergus Falls, Cold Spring and the Princeton/Zimmerman area.
Music ranged from worship songs to pop favorites to the Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina theme.
New York Mills 11th-grader Michael Meyer planned the event with help from Nicole Hessig, St. Ann's youth ministry coordinator.
Meyer is participating in Youth in Theology and Ministry (YTM) which encourages service projects.
Talent show winners
1st - Maggie Carlson, Wadena; piano
2nd - Zachary Meeks, Wadena; piano
1st - Nathan Zeirden, Fergus Falls; singing
2nd - Grace Mertens, Wadena; original song
1st - Tyler Pyle, Fergus Falls; piano
2nd - Bethany Andersen, New York Mills; guitar and singing
1st - Dan Ingman, Cold Spring; drums
2nd - Michael Meyer, New York Mills; singing