Briefs – March 27

Published Mar 27, 2013 at 11:29 am (Updated Mar 27, 2013 at 11:29 am)

Wild Things to hold anthem auditions

The Washington Wild Things professional baseball team has engaged the services of Pohl Productions to audition and select the National Anthem singers for the upcoming season.

Open auditions will be held from 10 a.m.-noon April 13 at Consol Energy Park – home of The Wild Things. Both individuals and groups are encouraged to audition.

While appointments are not required, those who do call to make appointments will be given priority for auditioning.

All applicants should bring a recent photo. Those who have a resume should bring that as well.

Those auditioning are asked to sing the traditional version of The National Anthem with absolutely minimal styling. It must be performed in a respectful manner.

To register, call Pohl Productions at 724-746-1178.

Make-A-Wish seeks volunteers

Make-A-Wish is looking for kindhearted individuals to step forward and volunteer their time and friendship in order to assist with wish fulfillment. To become a wish volunteer, individuals must be at least 21 years of age, pass a criminal background check, complete an orientation and attend a training session.

As members of “wish teams,” volunteers are an important component of fulfilling wishes. Working together, the “wish team” meets with the wish child’s family, acts as a liaison between Make-A-Wish staff and the family, and aids in determining the most suitable wish for the child.

Volunteers also help at special events such as golf tournaments and walks.

Attendance at one four-hour training session is mandatory for all interested individuals. This training will familiarize the prospective volunteer with his or her duties to Make-A-Wish and its families. To register for the upcoming training in April, call 1-800-676-9474.

Task force to conduct DUI checkpoint

The Washington County DUI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Washington County between March 28-31.

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