Sag Harbor's youngest talent showed itself on Thursday and all for a good cause.
The Sag Harbor Elementary School held the "Helping Hands Variety Show" at Bay Street Theatre. There was something for everyone, from singing, dancing, piano playing, and comedy. About $1,000 in donations were collected at the door to benefit those affected by Superstorm Sandy in the Broad Channel area of Queens, according to Matthew Malone, the principal at the elementary school. He said the school will also be sending some supplies to aid in the clean-up.
This isn't the first assist Broad Channel has received from Sag Harbor; the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps donated an ambulance after the department lost most of its fleet in the storm.
Children who participated in the show included Colby Wilson, 9, and his sister Cali Wilson, 5. They took turns sitting at the drums and played along with their teacher Mark Balserus on guitar. Their mother, Heidi Wilson, a substitute teacher at the Sag Harbor Elementary School, said Balserus just started teaching her daughter in September and he has been teaching her son for about three years.
"It was so amazing to see all the kids get up in front of all the people," Wilson said. "All of the kids did great."
Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Thomas Fabiano and Sag Harbor Fire Department Second Assistant Fire Chief James W. Frazier Sr. "judged" the competition, offering the children feedback. Each participant also received a little trophy.
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