Shippensburg University’s Homecoming Committee is at it again — raising money for charity, that is.
On Thursday, Oct. 28, as part of the weeklong series of events, the SU Homecoming Committee hosted a lip sync competition in order to get the student body excited for Saturday’s football game against West Chester and to raise funds to donate to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central Pennsylvania.
At 8:30 p.m. there was a line from the doors of Memorial Auditorium, stretching back to the sidewalk, wrapping nearly around the side of the building. Everyone was waiting in the cold, talking among one another about whom they were there to support and what kind of performances that they wanted to see.
The homecoming committee encouraged students to donate by distributing raffle tickets to everyone through the door and ultimately gave out over a $1,000 in prizes.
The doors opened at 9 p.m. and nearly 500 people passed through them on their way to their seats, each donating a dollar toward this year’s homecoming charity. The variety show that was presented to the audience had something for everyone; songs from classic Disney films, boy band ballads and award-winning Broadway scores.
The first-place winner of the small group category, Chelsea Scomak, stole the stage with her rendition of “Treasure” by Bruno Mars. The large group category saw many different performances, but those that got their inspiration from Broadway ended up taking home the prizes.
The first-place winner of the large group category was the SU Heritage Dance Co. thanks to its fun and entertaining rendition of “It’s the Hard Knock Life” from “Annie.” Act V Productions, SU’s student-run theater company and second-place winners, performed “Hail Holy Queen” from “Sister Act,” another hit musical from Broadway.