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HAMMONTON - The Hammonton Education Foundation will hold a student talent show at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in the Hammonton High School performing arts center.

The show will include more than 30 performances from public school district students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Participants will sing, dance, play piano or showcase other special talents.

The event will be enjoyable for community members as well as the participants, according to Colleen Mortellite, a Hammonton Education Foundation trustee and member of the talent show planning committee.

“We need to put fun back into kids’ minds when they think about school,” Mortellite said. “If we can show kids early on that school is more than just work, and that there are fun aspects that let allow you to be part of the community, then we’ll be starting them off right.”

One lucky talent show participant will be selected at random to receive an ice cream party for their class.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students. Children younger than 2 will be admitted free. Tickets are available at Warren E. Sooy Jr. Elementary School. They also will be sold at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the education foundation, which raises money to fund innovative projects in the Hammonton School District.

“This will be a great family night,” Mortellite said. “The entertainment is suitable for all ages, it doesn’t cost a lot of money to attend and it will benefit our own community.”

IF YOU GO

The talent show will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Hammonton High School. For tickets or more information, call Colleen at (609) 561-2524.

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