2018 Senior & Teen Idol Competition Tickets On Sale
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Senior & Teen Idol Competition on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church located at 11700 Genito Road in Midlothian. This competition will feature talented seniors over the age of 50 and teens between the ages 13-19 years old. Both age groups will competing for cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 respectively. Brandi Pope, Mrs. Virginia America 2012 and the executive director and producer of the Mrs. Virginia America Pageant will be our emcee for this exciting show. The competition is sponsored in part by The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield, Victory Tabernacle Church and Lucy Corr. Proceeds will help benefit the critical senior services provided by The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield.
"This is our 8th annual Idol competition fundraiser, but this is the first year that competition will include our talented area teens. Once again, we are expecting to see an amazing competition in both age groups," said Susan McCammon, Executive Director of The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield, a 501-c 3 non profit. The Senior Idol Competition will allow us to help encourage all seniors to lead a safe, healthy and active lifestyle."
Since its inception in 2001,the Shepherd's Center has been enriching the lives of adults 60 and over by offering volunteer opportunities for community service and lifelong learning and helping them remain healthy, active and independent in their own homes for as long as possible. This past year the Shepherd's Center's volunteers have provided the following services to our community: 1,628 free, accompanied rides to critical medical appointments and grocery shopping for senior adults, made over 100 minor home repairs visits to help those on fixed incomes and living in their own homes, offered 84 educational classes resulting in 335 low-cost class registrations and provided 1,400 lunches to those attending our Luncheon Forum.
Senior and Teens came to perform their hearts out for the chance to win a spot in the final competition at auditions held recently at Swift Creek Mill Theatre in Colonial Heights and Chester Baptist Church in Chesterfield County. Each performance was judged on talent, stage presence and style.
The 11 performers chosen to advance to the final competition include:
- Gill Edwards of Petersburg
- "Miss Kitty" Fowler of Hopewell
- William (Bill) Gregory of North Chesterfield
- Kathryn Hanson of Colonial Heights
- Mark Houser of North Chesterfield
- Penny Elizabeth Humphries of Colonial Heights
- Adam Jones of North Chesterfield
- Mary Mellette of Henrico
- Franshelsa Paypa of North Chesterfield
- JoAnn Spain of Chesterfield
As part of The Shepherd's Center's of Chesterfield's "Senior & Teen Idol" final competition, each of the 11 finalists will have the opportunity to impress the judges and audience by performing one act. The judges will then select the top three contestants and one winner of the 2018 Senior Idol and the top three contestants and one winner of the 2018 Teen Idol. The top three winners in each age group will also win cash prizes ($300, $200 and $100 respectively) and become the official ambassadors of The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield to bring awareness and support of our senior needs in our community.
Tickets for The 2018 "Senior & Teen Idol" are now on sale for $10 and can be purchased at The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield's office located at 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd or the Tutition and Tickets menu item, or by calling 804-706-9198 and $15 at the door the night of the event.
For more information about The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield's "Senior & Teen Idol," please call 804-706-9198 or visit www.shepcenter.org. Press Passes are available for members of the press for this event.
We NEED Volunteer Drivers and Office Staff
The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield has an urgent need for volunteer drivers to transport seniors to medical appointments and the grocery store, and for phone receptionists to receive calls and schedule rides. Receptionists would work from the Shepherd's Center office at 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Areas in need of drivers include Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Chester, Hopewell and Prince George.
Can you help by offering a few hours to either provide or arrange a ride?
Without new volunteer drivers, our clients will be placed on a waiting list for their critical medical and grocery shopping transportation needs. You can make a difference in the community by volunteering only a couple of hours a month!
The Shepherds Center of Chesterfield, a non-profit inter-faith organization, offers free, accompanied transportation, in-home handyman services, and low-cost classes to adults over 60.
Become a part of this close-knit volunteer community; you may need their help someday, too! Call The Shepherds Center of Chesterfield at (804) 706-6689 or submit a Volunteer Interest Form now.
2018 Senior and Teen Idol Final Competition
Date: Friday, May 4th, 2018
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Victory Tabernacle Church of God
11700 Genito Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
Senior & Teen Idol is a friendly competition to showcase the many talents of local seniors and teens. The top three winners in each age group will win cash prizes ($300, $200, and $100 respectively) and become the official ambassadors of The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield.
All proceeds benefit The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield whose mission is to provide services to the elderly in our community.
For additional information, please call 804-706-9198. To order tickets, go to our Tutition and Tickets page.
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