The crowd clapped and yelled encouragement as members of the RECing Crew showcased their talents Saturday during the 2014 Crew Idol.
The event was the first of its kind to be held by the nonprofit organization, said RECing Crew Executive Di-rector Pamela Stickler.
Crew officials noticed at past events that many of the members had talents and were not shy about sharing them. “We were impressed,” Stricker said.
So the event provided a chance for them to do so in an event set up just for that, she added.
The members worked with their family members to practice for Saturday’s event.
The showcase had 16 participants. who performed in front of a crowd of 125 who had gathered at Belvedere First Baptist Church’s youth facility.
While some acts got the crowd singing along, others got them out of their seats.
“Not sure who had more fun – our participants or their families,” said Stickler.
The RECing Crew provides leisure and recreational activities for those with disabilities.
Stickler said she hopes the event helped to build the members self-esteem and confidence.