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Talent show to benefit Sumner teacher

Post by Mike Archbold on Feb. 25, 2009 at 4:48 pm with No Comments »
February 25, 2009 4:48 pm

Sumner High School is presenting its third annual talent benefit show both Friday and Saturday evenings with proceeds going to help out long-time Sumner High driver education instructor Lew Linington.

Linington, who has worked for the district for 29 years, is a cancer survivor and is now a subtitute teacher with the district.

John Norlin, the Associated Student Body advisor and leadership instructor for Sumner High School, said the money raised will help Linington pay for bills associated with his cancer surgeries and treatment.

In the past two years the talent show has raised more than $20,000 for two other district employees battling cancer. Nominations for worthy recipients are accepted each year.

Norlin said the talent show will be held each night at 7 p.m. at the high school.

This year there will be 32 acts in the show. Talent comes from Sumner and Bonney Lake high schools as well as elementary and middle schools. Community members also participate.

Tickets to either show are $8 each.

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