DEARBORN, Mich. – Will it be a “battle of the bands”, a “battle of the lips and hips” or a “battle of the best song and dance ensemble” at the Rotary Club of Dearborn’s So You Think You Can Sync?! fundraiser? Participants aren’t making any guarantees and want to let the audience decide by their applause at the family fun event to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2009 in the Fordson High School auditorium at 13800 Ford Road in Dearborn.
“We have an outstanding line-up of performers who are giving it their all to be hilariously entertaining,” said Amy Bazzy, event chair and “lip sync” performer. “Only the audience reaction will affirm whether any of us should plan to give up our day jobs and become professional entertainers.”
“Captain” Dennis Neubacher, a Dearborn native and pilot of the WXYZ-TV’s News Chopper 7, has volunteered to emcee the fundraiser, whose proceeds will be used to benefit the nearly 20 scholarships that the Club awards each year to graduating seniors from private and public schools in Dearborn.
Scheduled acts include Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., Dearborn City Councilman and Rotarian George Darany, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, Debbie Dingell, City Councilmen Bob Abraham and Mark Shooshanian, Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston and members of his cabinet along with Joe Shannon of Fordson High School, Dan Blessing and Barbara McAuliff of Edsel Ford High School, Oussama Baydoun and Martha Burch of Dearborn High School, and Librarian Serge Danielson-Francois of Divine Child.
Renault Arseneau, neighborhood services coordinator with the City of Dearborn, is expected to reveal his theatrical talents along with Dearborn residents Jacqui Rivait, Sharon Dulmage and Morris Goodman.
Bazzy wants to keep everyone guessing about who is “lip syncing” which songs though she revealed a few that people can count on hearing including, “A Hard Day’s Night,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Charlie Brown,” “Working 9 to 5,” and “Hound Dog.”
Tickets to attend the anticipated sell-out event are $10 each for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, Massage Green, Fishers Flowers, Spectrum Signs and the law offices of Dagher Goodman Dagher in Dearborn.