Hometown Hero: 'Red Hot' Booster Club

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Keeping the nationally acclaimed show choir Red Hot from Hurricane High School going takes a lot of hard work -- both from students and supporters.

Every year in January, the musically gifted and driven students band together to test out their new show and entertain their community with a dinner theater weekend.

While the kids handle the theatrics on stage, the Booster Club -- some 110 members strong -- does the hard work of planning and executing this key fundraiser that serves 1,400 meals in three days.

Joyce Sayre, a Red Hot patron, said, "The parents and friends go out and knock on doors. They recruit businesses in the community."

Allison Bellomy, who's a senior, said, "Without them, there would be no show choir. They are here the week before preparing, thinking ahead for new ways to make it run smoother."

As it turns out, Red Hot's annual touring budget is in the tens of thousands of dollars for things like costumes, travel expenses and competition fees. While the county board gives assistance, the vast majority of the money needed must be earned in fundraisers.

For the Booster Club's help in reaching that goal, its members are our latest Hometown Heroes.


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