Community leaders and local business owners will showcase their on-stage talents next weekend to help raise funds for education.
The women’s division of the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lip Sync Battle Aug. 11 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 55, 300 S. 20th St.
“It’s going to be a great event,” said Mary Mack, organizer of the event.
Lansing Mayor Mike Smith, Leavenworth City Commissioner Nancy Bauder and Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson are among the 17 contestants who will be performing a wide variety of songs.
The doors open at 6 p.m. and the performances begin at 7 p.m.
Advance tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.llchamber.com
Tickets also are available from women’s division members as well as lip sync contestants.
Tickets for a table of eight attendees are $300.
Tickets are $30 at the door on the night of the event.
The ticket includes the show and an all-you-can-eat taco bar.
Money raised at the event goes to the women’s division’s scholarship fund. Each year, the division awards scholarships to high school seniors and non-traditional students, women and people furthering their education.
In the summer of 2016, a Lip Sync Battle was held at Grinders High Noon in downtown Leavenworth to benefit the Youth Achievement Center.
The event was attended by nearly 300 people in the restaurant’s party room.
Officials with the Youth Achievement Center said the event raised more than $2,500 for activities at the center.
“We are hoping to get at least 300 people,” Mack said. “The last time we did it, we were overwhelmed by the community support.”