‘Pike County’s Got Talent’ showcases local acts today

Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 8, 2017

It’s all over but the singing, dancing, clapping and the awarding of the prizes.

“Pike County’s Got Talent” Saturday night at Cattlemen’ Park has got a lineup of local talent that will rival that of the television talent shows, said Kathy Sauer, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president. Showtime at Cattlemen Park is 5 p.m. and admission is free.

“Pike County’s Got Talent” is sponsored by the Chamber’s 2017 Leadership Pike Class and will fund $1,000 leadership scholarships that will be awarded at each of the four high schools in the county.  “The Leadership Class has worked very hard preparing for and promoting ‘Pike County’s Got Talent’ and the response has been good,” Sauer said. “The variety of talent runs from individual and group musical performances to magic to poetry. The contestants range in age from elementary school to adults. There’s a good cross section of talent and ages so it will be interesting to see who goes home with the prizes.

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“First prize is $500, second prize is $250 and third prize is $100 so that should make things very exciting.” Admission to “Pike County’s Got Talent” is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

“The donations support the Leadership Pike scholarship program,” Sauer said. “’Seniors at Charles Henderson, Goshen, Pike County and Pike Liberal Arts high schools are eligible to apply for the leadership scholarships.”

Those who are interested in applying should contact their school counselors or the chamber office at 334-566-2294.