MiniThon keeps the fun in fundraising with lip sync battle

MiniThon hosted an evening lip sync battle to raise money for Four Diamonds.

Sylvan Prey-Harbaugh

Bailey Hansen, Julia Gray, and Kelly Montague

Buzzing crowds, bright lights, and confident performers came together on Thursday, Nov. 3 for Haven’s first-ever Lip Sync Battle. 

Mini Thon hosted the evening performance to raise money for Four Diamonds, whose mission, according to their website, is to “conquer childhood cancer by assisting children and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.” 

The battle was a fundraising success, with MiniThon reaching its fundraising goal of $1500.

Of the eight acts, including Chris’s Ferda Friends, Treble Part 2, Dance Team, Audience Member Battle, Haven Bellas, Six Wives, The Replacements, and Dylan, the Haven Bellas came out on top. The Replacements, singing Firework, followed closely behind, getting the first runner-up. 

“I think the end result was awesome,” said Jaina Livingstone, a member of Haven Bellas and an organizer for the event. “All of the groups were awesome, despite the challenge of being thrown together last minute.”

MiniThon hopes to raise more money for Four Diamonds in upcoming stall days and at Haven Heartthrob, which showcases students’ talents in a pageant-style variety show.