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Mamma Mia! – Immaculate Conception talent show features skits and pasta bar

  • Ana Tutu (left) and Sophia Calpito (right) perform "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Immaculate Conception Talent Show on Friday night in Charles City. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra.

  • Joselyn Ibarra (left) and Simon Tutu (right) perform "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Immaculate Conception Talent Show on Friday night in Charles City. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra

  • Immaculate Conception students perform the "Cupid Shuffle" on Friday night during the school's talent show in Charles City. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra

  • Isabel Crawford (left), IC teacher Stefani Barry, Anya Ruzicka, and IC teacher Cari Barry perform a skit entitled "EW" on Friday at the IC Talent Show in Charles City. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra

  • Lillian Gifford, Harper Hagarty, Meghan Korbel, Addisen Lantz, and Simon Tutu peformed their skit "The Three Little Pigs" on Friday at the IC Talent Show in Charles City. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra

  • Tayleigh Lantz, Ellie Lantz, Addisen Lantz, and Melia Lantz perform "We are Family" on Friday during the IC Talent Show in Charles City. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra

  • Ross Soifer (left) and Vivian Soifer (right) perform their skit "Ball" at the IC Talent Show in Charles City Friday night. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra

  • Isabel Crawford, Koryn Osier, Anya Ruzicka, and Payton Hadley perform their "Granny Dance" skit at the IC Talent Show on Friday in Charles City. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra

By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com

“Mamma Mia!”

That was the theme of the Immaculate Conception Elementary School Talent Show performed and put on by students Friday night.

IC Principal Laurie Field said students were in charge of organizing the fun event that will help fund new art carts filled with supplies.

“They let the kids decide this year,” said Field.

This was the second year in a row that food was served before the show. Attendees of the annual event got to eat from a pasta bar that featured spaghetti, chicken Alfredo and bread sticks for a freewill donation.

“All of the food was donated,” said Kolleen Milligan, an IC teacher’s aide who helped serve the food.

There was also a raffle ticket contest where the winner received a hoverboard. That prize was won by Karina Ibarra.

Students in the talent show sang songs like Judy Garland’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and Sister Sledge’s 1970s disco classic, “We are Family.” There was also a “Three Little Pigs” skit and a “Granny Dance.”

The performance part of the evening wasn’t as long as last year’s event, but the skits always provide laughs and a chance for students to be the stars of their own show.

“This is their big night,” said Field. “They really were organized.”

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