Millersville’s Got Talent Contestants Wanted

Millersville is celebrating its 250th anniversary during the 2011 year. In commemoration of this unique milestone, a special entertainment program entitled Millersville’s Got Talent (MGT), is being produced in the borough to showcase local talent.   Grand Prize: $500.

The contest is open to Penn Manor School District and Millersville University students, faculty/staff, their alumni, Millersville borough residents and Millersville business employees. Contestants can be singers, dancers, musicians, jugglers, comedians—even animal acts—all ages are encouraged to tryout. Some restrictions apply. Tryouts will be held on Sunday, October 16 at 1 p.m. at Millersville University’s Pucillo Gymnasium. Entry information, rules and regulations, and related documents can be found online at or call the MU Alumni Services Office at 717.872.3352 for registration materials. Entry Fee: $5/per act.

Public shows are scheduled for November 6 and November 20, all at 3 p.m. at Millersville University with a panel of local judges. Tickets can be obtained by calling weekdays 717.872.3811.

MGT host will be Lori Burkholder, news anchor from WGAL-TV (and MU alumnus).  Judges will include:

  • Chris Ivey, professional juggler, Penn Manor School District Elementary Teacher; Millersville University alumnus;
  • David Patterson, member of the Wheatland Chorale, president of the Millersville Business Association/Millersville 250 committee/Manager and Pharmacist, Wiley’s Pharmacy, Millersville;
  • Kristin Sims, vocal instructor, Millersville University; soloist, who has appeared with several US symphony’s, orchestras and many operatic performances; and
  • Raymond Antonelli, director/producer/actor from Lancaster County; Millersville University alumnus.

Millersville 250 is dedicated to showcasing Millersville Borough and its 250th anniversary by focusing attention on its people, schools, businesses and service organizations of the community while celebrating the borough’s history and heritage. Visit for more information on upcoming events and commemorative apparel.