Elvis impersonator is all shook up at Albion Middle School

Posted 7 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Sue Cook – Joe Angerosa shakes his hips for the crowd while belting out an Elvis tune.

By Sue Cook, staff reporter

ALBION – Back by popular demand, an Elvis impersonator performed at the Albion Middle School on Friday.

Joe Angerosa has been performing his Elvis tribute concerts for the past 25 years at places like Atlantic City and Vegas. The sixth-grade teacher performed as a fund-raiser for the Orleans County Deputy Sheriff’s Association.

Angerosa entertained the crowd in the Albion Middle School auditorium with songs such as “Hound Dog,” “My Way” and “Don’t be Cruel.”

Deputy Sheriff’s President Erin Fuller estimates that when the money from the fundraiser comes in next month they will have raised between $5,000 and $6,000, which is the organization’s yearly average. Approximately 300 tickets were sold for the event.

“We’re a non-profit organization and we use the money for all of our charitable donations,” Deputy Sheriff’s Vice President Jim Halstead said. “Joe’s very good and I think this is his fourth or fifth time in Albion. The Fire Department has used him for a fundraiser, too.”

The money will be used for scholarships and charities in Orleans County, including the David Whittier Scholarship, the Merle D. Fredericks Scholarship and the Children and Family Services summer program.

Angerosa is a 6th-grade teacher in Oneida County when he isn’t performing on stage. His students are aware of what he does, and find it humorous.

“We get a turn out every year and a good community response,” said Deputy Meridith Papponetti. “I think it shows that we’re out here trying to do some good, fun stuff that’s very positive for everyone.”