Hundreds of people filed into the Marietta High School auditorium for WASCO Inc.'s Seventh Annual Showcase of Talents Friday night.
Organizers said about 80 volunteers from WASCO and the Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities and about 100 performers were involved with the showcase.
Susan Tilton, superintendent of the board, said about 90 of the performers are adults with disabilities.
Several individuals and groups from the community also volunteered or performed in the showcase
"The big thing that really thrills me this year is the amount of participation from community members," Tilton said.
Some of the groups involved included the Marietta College football team, Marietta College Honors House students and Waterford High School football players and cheerleaders.
About 80 volunteers from WASCO Inc. and the Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities were involved.
About 100 performers, 90 of whom were adults with disabilities, performed in the showcase.
Several individuals and groups from the community were also involved.
Tara Meeks, fiscal officer at the board, said the performers have been practicing for about seven months.
"The last three months, it's been a rush to get it all together," she said.
The acts ranged from singing to dancing to joke telling, and everything in between.
Connie Hughes, registered support specialist with WASCO, said the showcase is a fun event for those with disabilities to participate in.
"The idea behind it is giving the clients something to look forward to," she said. "We have a lot of hidden talents."
"It is the biggest event of the year for us, and the folks love it," Tilton added.
Waterford residents Gale and Lucille Henry watched the showcase Friday night. They said they've been to the event before, and they always thoroughly enjoy it.
"I think they do a terrific job," Lucille Henry said. "It just amazes me what they can do, and it amazes me what the people can get them to do."
"They put a lot of hours into it," Gale Henry added.