By Tim Leeds
The Havre Senior Center will hold the Believe It or Not Talent Show II and Dessert Extravaganza on March 25 and 26 at 2 p.m.
Alison Hecker, director of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, said they held the show in 1998 with tremendous response from the public.
This year's show consists of several skits scripted by senior volunteer Rose Keck, and is put on by senior volunteers and Senior Center staff. Desserts will be served during intermission. Desserts are being furnished and served by senior volunteers.
The skits include several based on television programming. One skit is based on "Mama's Family", with Sandy Peterson as Mama, Phil Sayers as her son Vinton and Donna Slater as Naomi. Wilbur Swenson plays a lonely refrigerator repairman, Jim Stewart plays Bubba and Wanda Osterberg is the flirtatious neighbor, Iola.
A "Golden Girls" skit is also being presented, with Olive Watson, Dixie Gloyne, Dorothy Paronto as the girls and Vern Cichosz as a boyfriend.
A wall was made with small doors for the cast to open and present jokes from for a skit based on "Laugh In".
"We're calling it Laugh Out,' because that is what we want," Hecker said, "lots of laughs."
"We have a couple of humorous readings and a very serious literary critic giving his thoughts on his favorite nursery rhymes," Hecker said.
Keck will be the master of ceremonies at the show, and Donna Slater will provide the music.
Hecker said in 1998 they had to turn away close to 50 people who called about the show. She said even with people turned away there were some 160 people at the standing-room-only show.
Due to the previous response, she said, they are limiting the number of tickets for this year's show. Tickets for the show and desserts are $4.
Proceeds from the talent show will be used for improvements at the Senior Center. Hecker said they are planning to install a new phone system, and other maintenance at the center is always needed.