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Race for Peace to Present ‘Delco Got Talent’

(From a press release)

On Saturday December 9th the Race for Peace Committee will present ‘Delco Got Talent.’

It’s a family event with an anti-violence alternative. The talent show will be located at the Darby Borough Recreation Center 1022 Ridge Avenue Darby. The event is in partnership with the Darby Borough and the Darby Borough Police Department. It will be held from 12 noon through 4 p.m. Youth members can sign up on the 9th at 11am.

It’s a free event with food including hot dogs, hamburgers and pretzels. Also a t-shirt giveaway.

Darby Borough Council members Janice Davis and Lucille Pratt are helping to host the event with Race for Peace Committee Founder Andrew Howell.  Race for Peace is a nonprofit that focuses on improving police relations with the communities they serve.

“We want our youth to please come and share their extra extraordinary talents! Comedy, singing, dancing, playing instruments, and more,” said Howell.

The committee would like to invite all youth to the talent show event, especially youth who are students in the William Penn School District which covers the Darby Borough residential area.

“This talent show event is a good way to connect with our youth. They can display what they like to do for fun in front of their peers and fellow community members. With social media making a big impact on our youth in today’s generation more events like this should be held more often.” said Race for Peace Committee Activist and Advocate Alim Howell.

A talent show is an event in which participants perform the arts of singing, dancing, lip-syncing, acting, martial arts, playing an instrument, poetry, comedy or other activities to showcase skills, Alim Howell said. Many talent shows are performances rather than contests, but some are actual contests. The arts can also help us to build connections with others through different perspectives, creativity, and new ideas. Discover how a talent show no matter how big or small can boost confidence, promote social inclusion, and create opportunities to show off the things we enjoy most.

For more information about the talent show event contact the Darby Borough or the Race for Peace Committee Facebook page.