Today marked the start of the Dracut Scholarship Foundation's annual telethon! The telethon, which has been broadcast live over the the airways in Dracut for 29 years, raises money for scholarships that are handed out to high school seniors. Last year, the foundation raised $120,000 and gave out $112,000 in scholarships!
Hundreds of performers, volunteers, organizers, sponsors, viewers and bidders are again set to participate in the telethon, which will be televised nightly, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., tomorrow through Friday!
This will be my seventh year working on the telethon and I am VERY excited!
Over the years the Dracut Scholarship Foundation has given out over $1 Million in scholarships and this year hopes to raise $100,000 through the telethon!
The show is divided into three studios; Studio A: Auction and promotional boards where hosts talk about items up for bid! Studio B: This is the high schools auditorium where we have large dance and music groups perform throughout the nights, and Studio C: the high schools music room where we have small musical performers and game shows.
Some of the game shows taking place over the next few nights are, “Are You Smarter Than a Dracut High Senior,” “Cash Cab” with Dracut trivia, and the “Dracut’s Diced” cooking competition featuring local chefs. A new “Soup-off” Contest has also been added to the entertainment lineup. Contestants will be competing to produce the best soup and chowder in a blind taste test.
There will be a large amount of performers from local school bands, choruses, and solo performers. We will also see the return of area dancers from Lisa Pilato Dance Academy, 5-6-7-8 Dance Studio, and Guiding Light Dance Studio. You can also expect to see performances by gymnast and karate troupes!
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Between the contests and performers, the 29th Annual Dracut Scholarship Foundation Telethon is sure to be a hit.
As a Dracut High School graduate, scholarship recipient, and overall townie the telethon is an event I look forward to every year! I have been involved in many different aspects of the Telethon over the past seven years, from performing and answering phones, but for the past three years I have been the shows head audio engineer!
Overall, the Dracut Scholarship Foundations Telethon is a true hit in the town of Dracut truly helps to bring the people of this small north shore farming town close together!
Below you will find a live stream for the Telethon! You can watch it right here starting at 6:30pm for the next three nights. If you are interested in donating to the foundation visit their website at DracutScholarship.org or call to place a bid on an item by calling (978)-957-1500!
I will be live tweeting from my audio board tomorrow though Friday so make sure you follow me on Twitter @Boston_to_a_T!
If you get a chance to watch the show I would love to hear what you think so please leave a comment below!!