‘Stars’ get ready for lip sync contest


By Patricia Ann Speelman - pspeelman@sidneydailynews.com



SIDNEY — The Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation (SCARF) will mimic a popular television program as it continues to raise money to fund a new animal shelter here.

The second annual Lip Sync Battle will feature local “stars,” who will perform to their favorite songs in a live competition, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m., in the American Legion hall, 1265 4th Ave.

Tickets, which cost $15 each, must be purchased in advance and are available only from the lip syncing stars listed below. However, fans don’t have to attend to vote for their favorites and contribute to funds for the shelter.

They can vote for Jeremy Blanford, of Englewood, owner of Bushong Auto Service; Benji Breinich, of Sidney, a Berkshire Hathaway Home Services real estate agent; Shelby Gibbs, of Jackson Center, an accountat with McCrate, DeLaet & Co.; Tracy Kies, of Anna, Anna Local Schools bus driver and cafeteria worker and host of the “Music Scoop” on 105.5 TAM FM; Susan Kinser, of Tipp City, lead groomer and owner of Wagmore Pet Salon; Joel March, of Jackson Center, Shelby County Animal Shelter deputy dog warden; Jason Truesdale, Sidney, city of Sidney EMT/paramedic; and Steve Wagner, of Sidney, city of Sidney 4th Ward councilman.

Votes can be cast at www.helpshelbycountyanimals.com. The website features photos of the contestants and gives their fans a chance show support by paying $1 per vote. There is no limit to the number of votes that can be made or the amount of donations that will be accepted.

Each performer has coordinated other fundraising events to boost “votes.”

The star who raises the most money will win the LipSync Belt.

The Nov. 11 event will also feature a snacks, a cash bar, a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction of gift baskets. People lucky enough to have tickets to the live performance will see the performers, along with their back-up groups, hamming it up to well-known songs.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

pspeelman@sidneydailynews.com

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.