Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Senior Idol Competition Idol,” featuring 12 talented seniors, 50 years of age and older, competing for a cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 respectively, on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church located at 11700 Genito Road in Midlothian (Directions). The competition, sponsored in part by The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield, Chesterfield County Senior Advocate, Victory Tabernacle Church, Lucy Corr Village, and Buford Road Pharmacy. Proceeds will help benefit the senior services provided by The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield.
“Once again, we are expecting to see an amazing competition with 12 of Greater Richmond Area and the Tri-Cities’ most talented senior entertainers,” said Susan McCammon, Executive Director of The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield, 501-c 3 non profit. The Senior Idol Competition will 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 50 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: 593 free, accompanied rides to medical appointment and grocery shopping for senior adults, made over 47 minor home repairs to help those on fixed incomes and living in their own homes, offered 108 educational classes resulting in 333 low-cost class registrations and provided 1,800 lunches to those attending their Luncheon Forum.
Over 25 seniors came to perform their hearts out for the chance to win a spot in the final 12 at a special audition held recently at Lucy Corr in Chesterfield. Each performance was judged on talent, stage presence and style.
The 12 performers chosen to advance to the final competition include:
- Kitty Fowler of Henrico
- L.T. Holmes of Prince George
- Jo Ann Spain of Chesterfield
- John Byrd of North Chesterfield
- Cheryl Cross of Richmond
- Judith Mendoza of Henrico
- BarbaraCampbell of Petersburg
- Penny Elizabeth Humphries of Colonial Heights
- Nancy Wanzong of North Chesterfield
- June Knight of North Chesterfield
- Ed Pettersen of Chesterfield
- Eugene Zega, Jr. of Petersburg
As part of The Shepherd’s Center’s of Chesterfield’s “Senior Idol” final competition, each of the 12 finalists will have the opportunity to impress the judges and audience by performing one song. The judges will then select the top three contestants and one winner of the 2014 Senior Idol.
Tickets for The 2014 “Senior 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 by clicking the Tickets & Tuition menu item above , Buford Road Pharmacy, Chesterfield County Senior Advocate office, Victory Tabernacle Church of God or by calling 804 – 706-9198 or at the door the night of the event.
For more information about The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s “Senior Idol,” please call 804 – 706-9198 or visit our Senior Idol Page.