By Megan Hollaway
Talent is in the air again this year as Heritage Hall gears up for the annual Talent show.
According to talent show chair Carol Stout, the Johnson County Community Foundation is pleased to showcase the talent from all the local schools and support the community foundation grants and scholarships.
“There are four categories: kindergarten-third grade, fourth-sixth grade, seventh and eighth grade, and ninth-twelfth grade,” Stout said. “However, any type of act will be considered to participate in these categories.”
Last year’s event was held in front of a full house at Heritage Hall and featured nearly three dozen students in 24 different acts and four categories of competition from K-3, 4-6, Middle School, and High School.
Stout emphasized that students from local public schools and home school are all welcome to participate.
The annual talent show is a tradition now running for fourteen years and is scheduled to take place on April 5 at 7 p.m. at Heritage Hall, a 400-seat facility, located at 211 N Church St, in Mountain City.
The box office is at 126 College Street. Box Office hours are 12 to 2 pm Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Friday. Other times guests are encouraged to call 423-727-7444 and leave a message. Door sales open 45 minutes before events. Most events have reserved seating.
The tickets for this year’s talent show are $7 each and can now be purchased online, at the box office, or the event the night of.
As it has been the case during past events a prize for first through third place, ranging from seventy-five dollars for a first place to 25 dollars for third place will once be awarded, while the night’s honorable mention act will receive a gift card to a local restaurant.
“All of the participating students are winners, however,” Stout says, “as having the talent and the bravery to perform in from of an audience like that is winning in its own way.”
That Heritage Hall is always happy to support the local talent, from the high schools, home school and the community at large
there is little doubt. While the event promotes local talented youths, the proceeds will go toward the Johnson County Community Foundations grants and scholarships for local schools as well.
The Johnson County Foundation was established in
June 2001 through the work of the Johnson County
Champion Community Committee and the generous
gifts of time, vision and resources by a group of
Johnson County residents committed to strengthening communities and improving the quality of life in Johnson County. The Johnson County Education Growth began in 2002
There is a definite tone of excitement in the air surrounding the new talent making its way to Heritage Hall this spring.