Talented Southwest Washingtonians perform at Sausage Fest

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Evergreen Highlands -- Vancouver Sunrise Rotary Club recently hosted the fourth annual Southwest Washington's Got Talent competition. As a fundraiser for the club, the 10 acts that brought in the most votes, at $1 per vote, were invited to perform as final acts on Sept. 9 at the Vancouver Sausage Fest at St. Joseph Catholic School. Judges Randy Fraiser, Brittnee Kellogg and Clark County Sheriff Garry Lucas, along with audience response, determined the winners. Northwest Harmony Chorus took first place and received $1,200; singer Krista Chase took second place and received $800; and rock band Despite Rejection took third place and received $400. The club raised at least $3,400. The funds will be used to support Santa's Posse, Rotary's international youth exchange program, Open House Ministries, maintaining the Rotary Rose Garden, a training program for midwives in Fiji, a water project in Peru and a natal care unit in India.