A Lip Sync battle for Lower Bucks supremacy last month raised thousands of dollars and highlighted a young girl’s unique approach to the event to the fundraising battle .
The Kelly’s Kidz and St. Mark School fundraiser, was attended by about 300, timed to take place during the local celebration of Catholic School Week at Conwell-Egan High School in Fairless Hills.
The event, highlighted by winner of the contest, Molly Balcer, a St. Mark School third grader who performed “This is Me” from the Greatest Showman, by using American Sign Language.
“Wow! I thought I was at a taping of American Idol,” well known traffic reporter Bob Kelly said.
Kelly emceed the evenings festivities.
Plans for the special event came to fruition when organizers sought out new ideas to raise funds late last year and Kelly’s Kidz loved the idea and bought all in, officials said.
“The kids all did an incredible job performing and you could feel the energy and excitement in the room from their family, classmates, teachers and the school administration, he said, Kelly’s Kidz is grateful for all that Diana Meunier, Father Mooney, and the St Mark school administration did to make for such a fun and successful evening benefiting both the charity and the school. We can’t wait for next year!”
“I was a nervous wreck going into the event, but I am so happy with how the event turned out,” said Meunier.
“I was truly honored & blessed, and would love to do it again in the near future… The stage lit up with smiles of happiness, teamwork, hard-work, dedication, and confidence from all the performers,” said Dana Stone of Stepping Stone Dance Studios.
“The St. Mark kids rose to the challenge and knocked it out of the park,” Meunier said, “Everyone is asking to do it again, so we will see you next year!”
Kelly’s Kidz, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the community to fund the resources needed to provide children in pediatric hospital settings items for play.
Editors Note: Lower Bucks Source apologizes for identifying Ms Molly Balcer as deaf in an earlier version of this story. Lower Bucks Source apologizes for its error and has updated the story accordingly. We’re sorry for any harm as a result of this error. –JB