Hebron's Got Talent coming to RHAM

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Hebron - posted Tue., Jan. 28, 2014
'Hebron's Got Talent' will allow the audience an opportunity to vote on local acts. Photo by Melanie Savage.
'Hebron's Got Talent' will allow the audience an opportunity to vote on local acts. Photo by Melanie Savage.

On Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m., residents will have an opportunity to sample local talent at “Hebron’s Got Talent,” held at RHAM High School and organized by members of the Gilead Congregational Church. Several years ago, the congregation organized a “Gilead’s Got Talent” show for parishioners. “We wanted to do the talent show on a broader scale and get the community involved,” said organizer Julie Dickinson. The intent is to make the show an annual event to raise money for the children’s scholarship programs at AHM Youth and Family Services and Hebron Parks and Recreation.

Organizers received applications from 21 different acts, and judges narrowed those down to 10 that would appear in the show. Ages of performers range from 11 to 50, according to Dickinson. The show was open to all varieties of talent, with singers, musicians and dancers making up this year’s program. “Anyone with a connection to Hebron or surrounding towns was welcome to submit a talent application,” said Dickinson.

Dickinson said there was much behind-the-scenes work involved in putting the show together. “In addition to reviewing the applicants and selecting the 10 acts, we've been preparing for the dress rehearsal and working closely with staff at RHAM for the logistical and technological aspects to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible,” said Dickinson.

“It's going to be a fun and exciting evening,” said Dickinson. “We have a spectacular emcee to host the evening, and three local ‘celebrity’ judges will offer their feedback to the talent acts. However, the audience will be picking the winner. All attendees have the chance to win fabulous door prizes, including gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants.” The winning talent act will receive $250 and a trophy. There will be homemade baked goods available during intermission.

Tickets for Hebron’s Got Talent are $8 for individuals and $25 for a family of four. They can be purchased at Ted’s Supermarket, Gilead Congregational Church, or at the door. Snow date is Friday, Feb. 28.

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