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Saturday Live 2013

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The cooler weather didn't stop hundreds of people from gathering at Pioneer Park for the 22nd year of Saturday Live.

Everything from bouncy houses to karaoke were available for a good cause. The event raises money for Billings Public Schools. Some organizers even brought their Halloween spirit.

The Senior High speech and debate forensics team set up their troll bridge, an activity they've been doing for many years.

"I think it's a great community thing," said Val Wilson, a member of the team. "Like you meet so many people and learn about so many different activities."

Skyview High School's drama club set up face painting, fortune telling, and mask making.

"It's really great," said Claudia Saucedo, a member of Skyview's drama club. "I love to see little kids faces like how they react to what you say to them and the masks and stuff and how they're all excited all the time."

They say the annual fundraiser not only helps their clubs, but builds skills too.

"In drama club, we learn a little bit about acting and stuff so to draw people in sometimes we'll do crazy stuff to lure them in," Saucedo said.

"This is really important because it sponsors Senior High forensics and you know we're going to be using public speaking skills for the rest of our life," Wilson said.

"Whether it's cross country or football, you can feel yourself growing in skills like how in music you might pick up an instrument and over time grow," said Mitchell Meyer, a member of Senior High's speech and debate team. "That happens with speaking skills too and people don't notice it, but by halfway through the season, I noticed how much better of a speaker I am."

Organizers say the event also featured live entertainment by ZooMontana and a new "Da Voice" singing competition.

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