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Follies And Fun
Farmington Elementary students put on their annual 'Farmington Follies' talent show for a packed house on Wednesday evening, March 16 in the Performing Arts Center at Escalon High School.

This year featured six acts, each with a different emcee or pair of emcees, to introduce the various acts. A total of more than 30 performances were given by students, either in solo or group efforts.

You could enjoy 'The Cheeseburger Rap' by Matthew Humphrey in Act 3 or the version of 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' performed by Wyatt McCune in Act 1, even laugh along with the Hamster Hoedown featuring Kailee Rackley, Angelina Resendes, Grace Resendes and Ethan Resendses in Act 6.

Piano accompaniment for the evening was provided by LaDonna Humphrey, who also performed in between the acts while various costume changes and music was arranged. Many students took part in more than one act and students have been practicing for the talent show for several weeks. Principal Bob Amato even got in on the act and the entire cast took the stage for both the opening and closing number, 'It's a Small World' and encouraged the audience to sing along with them at the end.

Several sponsors helped contribute to the success of the show, with levels of support ranging from bronze to double platinum.

Amato said the talent show gives students the chance to shine, coming up with acts and working hard to perfect their performance. It allows for teamwork, cooperation and a real feeling of school spirit, with the elementary students enjoying the chance to take the stage in front of family and friends to put on the annual show.

Helping coordinate the event, as they have for the past few years, were Lorie Murphy and Lisa McCune.

Among the crowd favorites, principal Amato joined several students in 'The Old Man Dance' and there were also a variety of student dance numbers and a medley of songs performed by the fifth grade band. Several dozen students were involved in the evening of entertainment.