NEWTON GROVE — Local students are looking forward to stepping into the spotlight with their talents to help families throughout Sampson County.
Midway High School (MHS) is hosting a countywide talent show for United Way of Sampson County. Proceeds will assist victims of Hurricane Matthew. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the school, 15274 Spivey’s Corner Hwy., Newton Grove. Tickets are $5.
The idea came about through the MHS Student Government Association. Advisor Susan Mills and other members are anticipating a large turnout.
“It’s a great opportunity for everyone to come out and see how the students in Sampson County are very caring and very giving,” she said. “They wanted to give back and this is one of the ways that they can.”
During the talent show, the audience can expect to see a variety of talents from students. Some of them include dancers, instrumentalists and vocalists.
“We even have a few staff members who are going to participate,” Mills said.
Although performers have signed up, Mills and organizers are still looking for students and staff members from Sampson County Schools to participate. Donations for United Way will also be accepted.
Like other school leaders, Mills is excited about the work of the students.
“I think it’s a great thing and it teaches our children about the importance of community and reaching out and helping others,” Mills said.
She added that it’s important to spread the message that it doesn’t take a lot to help people.
“There’s nothing too small that you can do to help others who are in need,” Mills said.
In addition to assisting hurricane victims, United Way of Sampson County partners with several agencies. Some of the recent partners included the Child Advocacy Center, Sampson County 4-H and the Department of Aging’s Wheelchair Ramp Program.
Nancy Carr, executive director of the Local United Way, said the organization is excited to be selected as the beneficiary for the upcoming event. She added that it’s a result of increased visibility in the community.
“We feel humbled by the SGA President and club’s generosity and support of United Way of Sampson County,” Carr said.
For more information or to join the talent show, contact Mills at 910-567-6664, ext. 35230 or by email at [email protected]
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