LEWISBURG — Ten Lewisburg Area high-schoolers vie for the title “Mr. Lewisburg” in a Saturday night fundraiser for the school’s Four Diamonds Mini-THON.
“Mr. Lewisburg” is a comedic take on a beauty pageant for males. The contestants show off a hidden talent. Five finalists move on to the interview round. There’s even a choreographed dance routine.
“I laughed until my face and stomach hurt,” Claire Bertinet, family consumer science teacher, said of last year’s inaugural event.
“Mr. Lewisburg” raised more than $4,000 in 2016.
The 2017 version begins at 7 p.m. at the Lewisburg High School auditorium, 545 Newman Road. Admission to the show is $5. There are raffle baskets, concession sales and a Mr. Congeniality contest.
All proceeds go towards Mini-THON — a sister event of Penn State’s hugely successful THON fundraiser that benefits Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey.
Lewisburg’s Mini-THON raised more than $40,000 for the Four Diamonds fund in 2016 and 2017.
Contestants rehearsed Thursday morning in Bertinet’s classroom. They were tight-lipped about disclosing what talents, exactly, they’ll put on display Saturday night.
“Mine involves poetry,” said Adam Cole, a senior.
“Something like that,” Bertinet cracked.
“I will be doing a cooking demonstration,” said senior Riley Shaw.
“Mine will have sardines in it,” said senior Troy Irvin Bittner.
“Live and dead,” he said.
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