Tolland Intermediate School fifth-graders Robyn Moran, Talia Tantillo, Taylor Lee and Alexa Grandfield were having a blast singing Taylor Swift's latest hit at school, when an idea struck them.
"We thought we should organize something where we could sing," Lee said. And so, combining a great chance to perform and to help out their community, the students have organized a Tolland Intermediate School talent show to benefit Adam's Adventure, a local non-profit dedicated to building a handicap-accessible playground at Cross Farms.
"This is what TIS is all about," Assistant Principal John Bean said of the event's community spirit.
Auditions have been held, the organizers said, and the acts are perfecting their performances for the Jan. 11 show, which will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school's all purpose room. A snow date is set for Jan. 25.
Tickets will cost $5. For more information, contact the TIS main office.