Rutland, Vermont – In an effort to raise funds for outreach and ongoing exhibits and programs to meet the needs of our community Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum presented the first Lip Sync Battle competition at the Paramount Theatre. Individuals, teams and generous sponsors from the Rutland community made a much-anticipated event a night to remember.
More than 500 of the Paramount seats were filled with spectators for a night of fun, laughter, and entertainment while Eric Mallette, emcee and Wells Monrow, Jr. emcee whimsically hosted the roster of performances. From the opening act to the announcement of the winners the audience couldn’t wait for what would come next. Teams of individuals representing Rutland Recreation & Parks Department, Rutland City Police Department, City of Rutland Fire Department, Green Mountain Power, Mount St. Joseph’s Academy, Rutland Regional Medical Center and friends of the museum — teachers from Northwest School brought their game to the stage with stellar performances by all. The judges Ed Kelly, Will Gormly and Jennifer Bagley added commentary and banter that rounded out the evening.
Green Mountain Power earned the text-to-vote Fan Favorite Winner award and the City of Rutland Fire Department earned the Judges’ Choice Winner award.
Participants and museum supporters were thrilled to participate in the red lips movement by sharing photos of themselves on social media, #lipsyncrutvt and #redlipsmovement, wearing red wax lips that caused a great buzz prior to the event.
Special thanks for the significant contribution by presenting sponsor Rutland Regional Medical Center and media sponsor Catamount Radio along with all the sponsors and supporters notably Rutland Herald, and Green Screen Graphics, fan favorite sponsor Green Mountain Power, team sponsors Carris Reels and Casella, MKF Properties, Paul & Ingrid Gallo, GE Aviation, and Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice and red lips sponsors, Tom & Trish Huebner, EightZero2 Productions, Killington Resort, The Mountain Times and Hop’n Moose Brewing Company.
The event, raising over $16,000 for Wonderfeet, affords the opportunity for the museum to continue its work providing engaging and relevant learning experiences, supporting a healthy community through strong partnerships, meeting the needs of the community and building a more vibrant community.
Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum fosters curiosity and exploration, inspires creativity and ignites the imagination of every child through the power of play.
To view event photos and more, visit the Wonderfeet Kid’s Museum Facebook page.