Everyone has a great time at the show, including our judges who look forward to the event almost as much as our performers. Taking time for a photo before the performers take the stage are: (back – left to right) Nancy Wilson, K99 Morning Show host and our event emcee for many years; Tom Weaver, Choices Executive Director; Patti Gerhardstein; Mark Gerhardstein, retiring Superintendent of the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services: State Representative Roland Winburn; State Representative Fred Strahorn; and Bob Archer; retired Executive Director of Toward Independence; (front – left to right) Senator Bill Beagle; Choices Board Member Janet Peasant; and Resident Home Executive Director Pete Roll.
For more than 20 years Choices’ annual Talent Show has served as the kickoff to a busy holiday schedule for Partners For Community Living, Choices and Resident Home Association.
Suave and sophisticated, Kirk Ford always has a performance that wows the audience, whether in his solo singing performance or as part of dancers who really know how to rock the stage.
The happiest person at every Talent Show has to be our emcee Nancy Wilson, pictured with Elmer Banks after his singing performance, one of 21 performances at this year’s show. It wouldn’t be a Talent Show without our Nancy, who knows most of the performers by their first names. She and our performers have a very obvious mutual admiration society.
Everyone gets into the spirit of dancing at Rocktoberfest, both those on the stage and the very engaged and enthusiastic audience. Dancing in this performance are Lisa Panstingel and Mike Richardson. Mike is the Program Administrator for Choices’ Fun-Fit Adult Day Services program.