Morris native Alec McIntosh was judged the best in the band shell, leaving Morris’ East Side Park with the $500 1st place prize and a
spot in the Stevens County Amateur Talent Show. McIntosh performed two original numbers, accompanying himself on guitar and harmonica. The two songs, “Atlas” and “Human Conditioning (Cross My Heart),” came midway through a show that featured six musical numbers and six dance performances in the Morris’ Kiwanis annual show.
Tea-Tum, the winner of the last week of preliminaries in June, took second place. The band is fronted by Morris native Otto Kildegaard and also performed two of Kildegaard’s original songs. Band members included bassist Mickey Cotter, drummer Tony Pelowski, and violist and vocalist Zosha Warpeha.
Third place went to a group of five dancers who call themselves ”Thunder.” They are: Sydney Beyer, Tori Fuhrman, Laura Kuhn, Cassey Hickman, and Sami Schmidgall. The group won $100; Tea-Tum took home $200.
The Kiwanis-sponsored event continued a tradition of success this summer, attracting a large crowd to the park for a kick-off event toPrairie Pioneer Days. Host Jim Thoreen again kept the evening fun and entertaining, keeping himself to but one Norwegian joke. It was a good one.