By Allyson Dix
Photos by Sally Smith
Five legendary battles left five teams (well, six due to a tie) with bragging rights in the Glasgow community after local organizations and businesses put on their best performances last Saturday night in the first ever Hometown Showdown Lip Sync Battle.
Held at The Plaza Theatre and hosted by the T.J. Community Mission Foundation, attendees participated in live voting as the exhilarating showdown rolled through the evening and the following teams battled up:
Barren County High School -vs- Glasgow High School
Glasgow Police Department -vs- Glasgow Fire Department
Extreme Fitness -vs- YMCA
South Central Bank -vs- Edmonton State Bank
Nursing -vs- T.J. Rehab
Each team nailed their shows with a compilation of well-known songs ranging from Montell Jordan’s 1995 hit “This is how we do it” to the late 80s Salt-n-Pepa’s “Push it”, where the nursing team obscurely attended to a labor and delivery where an entire rapper performing Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” was born.
The crowd went wild for the onstage choreographed performances especially when the Glasgow Fire Department took the smoke-filled stage with Sparky as Sgt. Swayne busts out Alicia Key’s “Girl on Fire” and Chief Rock’s rendition of “Fire” by The Ohio Players bringing in some old school R&B/funk genre.
The winners of the evening were the Glasgow Fire Department, Barren County High School, Edmonton State Bank, T.J. Rehab, and a tie between the YMCA and Extreme Fitness. Also, T.J. Rehab took home the Grand Championship.
Before the showdown competition, a street party was held in front of The Plaza with food vendors and live music by Metcalfe County’s Hornet’s Nest Pickers.
The event was sponsored by T.J. Regional Health, A&W of Cave City, Baird-The Foutch Metzger Group, Riley Dental Group, and Colton’s Steak House & Grill.
All proceeds from the event go to support the work of the T.J. Community Mission Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2014 committed to building healthier communities through T.J. Regional Health. For more information, visit https://www.tjregionalhealth.org/about-us/foundation.
Editor’s note: The Barren County Progress incorrectly published in print on Oct. 18, 2023, the wrong team who won the Grand Championship. The correct winner was T.J. Rehab. We regret this error.