Assistant Fire Chief Tom Kerr admires statue presented for 45 years of volunteer service to Brookings Fire and Rescue.
Brookings Fire Assistant Chief Tom Kerr was honored for 45 years of volunteer service to the community during Brookings Fire and Rescue’s awards banquet.
Kerr was presented a statue of a firefighter with a plaque mounted on the bottom honoring him for his longevity, serving on the fire department from 1969 to 2014. The award was presented by Fire Chief Jim Watson.
Shawntisha Bailey achieved a second place for her song, which was accompanied with a dance by Camryn Laidley
Artistic talent of all kinds was showcased at Wednesday’s Brookings-Harbor High School talent show, where students showed off their skills for a crowded auditorium of their peers and families.
The event, sponsored by the BHHS sophomore leadership class, was emceed by sophomore Daniel Paulsen, who kept the crowd laughing with a string of cheesy jokes worthy of the show’s theme, Saturday Night Live.
Violinist Avi Gaston accompanied performers during the evening but, on her third appearance, performed a solo to “Disconnect/Waiting for the Dawn.”
Youngsters between the ages of 10 and 20 gathered Saturday and Sunday and one by one brought their routines to the Rogue Playhouse stage to provide an hour-and-a-half of entertainment.
The Young People’s Variety Show — hosted by the Ellensburg Theater Company, produced by Valerie McGillivary and directed by Geri Kendall — included youth from Gold Beach and Brookings who performed in front of a packed house.