SCARF readies 3rd Lip Sync Battle


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 third annual Lip Sync Battle will feature local “stars,” who will perform to their favorite songs in a live competition, Nov. 10, 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 Jason Christman, intervention specialist at Anna High School; Jackie Gaier, in engineering administrative support at Honda; Dan Gutman, vicar of St. John lutheran Church in Celina; Jenny Riffell Landers, claims supervisor at Walmart in Sidney; Mike McRill, community resourse officer of the Sidney Police Department; Nicki New, manager of Shreves Constuction; Jennifer Salm, bond department manager of Marsh & McLennan Agency, Midwest Region; Darryl Thurber, 2nd Ward representative to Sidney City Council; or Stewart Watkins, IT coordinator for the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center and a member of the Anna Fire Department.

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. 10 event will also feature 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.