Chamber seeking talent

Published 3:00 am Thursday, March 2, 2017

The 2017 Pike County Leadership Class of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce will present “Pike County’s Got Talent” at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Cattleman Park.

Applications and entry fees are now being accepted for individuals, $15; for groups of four or less $25; and groups of five or more, $50.

Entry forms are available at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Office at 101A East Church Street in Troy and must be hand delivered to the Chamber office with all waivers signed.

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Spencer Thomas, class president, said the Leadership Class has established rules and regulations for “Pike County’s Got Talent” that are designed to make the event safe and family friendly.

Talents from singing, dancing and playing musical instruments and from magic to monologs qualify.

The length of each performance must be no longer than five minutes and special instructions will be available for the use of microphones, music and props and for multi-piece bands.

Chamber President Kathy Sauer said Leadership Pike is a program designed to identify highly motivated leaders in an effort to educate, inform and challenge them to know more about what is available in Pike County and to identify the needs within the county.

Leadership Pike participants are selected through an application process and by an out of county selection committee. Each class is made up of from 14 to 16 community leaders.

“The Leadership Pike program teaches management and leadership skills and attaches those skills to volunteerism,” Sauer said. “The program is also an opportunity for the participants to network and to be involved in community projects.”

Sauer said by working together the Leadership Pike participants have an opportunity to work on community projects and be successful with their efforts.

“These community projects fund the Pike Leadership Scholarship Program which awards one scholarship to each of the high schools in the county,” Sauer said.