Sold out show for a good cause

MARQUETTE–It was a tough competition Friday night, but for a good cause at the Lip Sync competition.

Eight groups of contestants choreographed routines for a sold out audience at the Masonic Temple. All the money made Friday night goes towards the patients at U.P. Home Health & Hospice. This is the second year the competition has been held and Senator Debbie Stabenow even came to check out the good cause.

“Tonight I’m here because I am a big supporter of hospice, home care and hospice touches each of our lives,” Senator Debbie Stabenow said. “It’s made a difference in my family, and it’s really important to give them all the support that we can.”

“Participate for a charity, maybe step out your comfort zone, try something you haven’t done before, and just a way to bring people together,” lip sync competitor Allyssa Vanhorn said.

“Honestly we got to choreograph our entire dance, so we did not use the choreographer,” lip sync competitor Sydnie Mickelson said.” “We did all of our own stunts and moves.”

On-goers described the crowd as enthusiastic. The performers were practicing for months and made sure to go all out on the costumes.