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The 2016 Senior Idol Finalists Named

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Senior Idol Competition, featuring 12 talented seniors, 50 years of age and older, competing for cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 respectively, on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church located at 11700 Genito Road in Midlothian. 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, sponsored in part by The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield, Victory Tabernacle Church and Lucy Corr Village. 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 between  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: 579 free, accompanied rides to medical appointments and grocery shopping for senior adults, made over 41 minor home repairs to help those on fixed incomes and living in their own homes, offered 91 educational classes resulting in 411 low-cost class registrations and provided 1,800 lunches to those attending their Luncheon Forum.

Over 20 seniors came to perform their hearts out for the chance to win a spot in the finalists at a special audition held recently at Lucy Corr in Chesterfield. Each performance was judged on talent, stage presence and style. The  performers chosen to advance to the final competition include:

  • Peter Burke of Chesterfield
  • Barbara Campbell of Petersburg
  • Dennis Coleman of Chester
  • Cheryl Cross of Richmond and
    Karen Davis of Mechanicsville (Duet)
  • Kitty Fowler of Hopewell
  • Steve Harris of Chester
  • Sandy Hendrick of North Chesterfield
  • Earl Hill of N. Chesterfield
  • Penny Elizabeth Humphries of Colonial Heights
  • Charles Lindsey of North Chesterfield
  • Trina Shaw of Chester
  • Alfonso Ten of Midlothian
  • Patricia Tomlin of McKenney

As part of The Shepherd's Center's of Chesterfield's "Senior Idol" final competition, each of the 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 2016 Senior Idol.

Tickets for The 2016 "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 Tuition and Tickets menu item above, or by calling 804-706-9198 and 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 by clicking the Tuition & Tickets menu item above.
Press Passes are available for members of the press for this event.


Brandi Pope Announced As 2016 Senior Idol Emcee

 Brandi Pope  

Brandi Pope holds the title of Mrs. Virginia America 2012 and is currently the executive director and producer of the Mrs. Virginia America Pageant. She has been modeling since the age of 15 and has been featured in numerous publications such as Richmond Magazine, Virginia Bride and the Wedding Planner. Brandi has worked with renowned Matrix Artistic Director Chrystofer Benson as well as designer, Austin Scarlett, from Season 1 of Project Runway for extensive modeling gigs. She is also an actress and has been featured in both local and national commercial and movies. A few of these include Alan Furs, Elite Fitness, Bela Rosa Bridal, Beachbody, Haley Automotives, the FOX series Legends and lies, the movie Field of Lost Shoes and Killing Kennedy.

Brandi is a busy wife, mom to 3 daughters, and entrepreneur. She operates 4 successful businesses on her own and prides herself as being a self-starter that can accomplish much when given a challenge. She is a woman of noble character and believes that "A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance." Health and fitness is a huge passion for her, as she has struggled with weight and chronic health issues for years. Her experiences have created a deep desire to see others reach their personal health and fitness goals. She has been able to feed this desire and help countless people lose weight, get fit, and live happier healthier lives through her journey as the CEO of Team Mission Possible where she is a personal fitness coach.

Brandi is devoted to charity work, particularly in the area of substance abuse awareness. After losing her father to drinking and driving she has made it her mission to help raise funds to put a stop to this deadly and PREVENTABLE issue. Brandi is a woman of many trades, and many dreams. She is determined to use her gifts to make a difference in her community and will ALWAYS strive to make her biggest dreams come true.


Survivor Day Workshop on June 18

Central Virginia Emergency Management AllianceYou are invited to attend a FREE workshop that will provide tips about how to be prepared for disasters and emergency situations. T here are 11 localities participating, just choose which location you wish to attend. The workshop is June 18, 9 a.m.-noon, with check-in from 8-9 a.m. Upon completion of the entire workshop, you will receive a free emergency kit (one kit per household). Register at

2016 Senior Idol Finalists Selected

  • Alfonso Ten
    Alfonso Ten
  • Barbara Campbell
    Barbara Campbell
  • Charles Lindsey
    Charles Lindsey
  • Cheryl Cross and Karen Davis Duet
    Cheryl Cross and Karen Davis Duet
  • Dennis Coleman
    Dennis Coleman
  • Earl Hill
    Earl Hill
  • Kitty Fowler
    Kitty Fowler
  • Patricia Tomlin
    Patricia Tomlin
  • Penney Elizabeth Humphries
    Penney Elizabeth Humphries
  • Peter Burke
    Peter Burke
  • Sandy Hendrick
    Sandy Hendrick
  • Steve Harris
    Steve Harris
  • Trina Shaw
    Trina Shaw

 2016 People's Choice Voting

Help us select the 2016 Senior Idol's People's Choice Award Winner, by voting for your favorite contestant online. The contestant with the most online votes will receive the greatly sought after "People's Choice Award".

Voting will close at 5:30 pm on Friday, May 13.

This Poll is set up so that only one vote can be cast every 24 hours from the time you voted and from a specific IP address. The term "IP address" means the address assigned by your internet service company to your connection. If multiple people try to vote from your computer connection, they will be denied even if they are using a smart phone on your wireless network.

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The 6th Senior Idol Sponsorship Opportunities

The 6th Senior Idol of Greater Richmond and surrounding communities
Sponsorship Opportunities

The businesses of Chesterfield County and surrounding communities have a long and loyal history of supporting the services and programs of The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. Here is your opportunity to show your commitment to our senior friends and neighbors.

Sponsoring the 2016 Senior Idol Competition is an excellent opportunity to make your business better known to the to the citizens of Chesterfield County and surrounding areas. The advertising benefits to your company include:

  • Having over 3000 adults age 50+ and scores of other citizens under 50 see your company's name in lights.
  • Having your name and logo to appear in newsletters that reach over 1500 families that donate to charity.
  • Having your company's name to appear 4 to 200 times in our community at a very affordable cost.
  • Having your company's name regarded as civic-minded and charitable-a company that gives back to their community.
  • Having your company recognized and applauded for your support in front of the hometown crowd where the media is taking notes.
  • Having your company receive charitable deduction help when it comes time to file your 2016 taxes.

Contact our office today about becoming a sponsor!!!
Office Telephone -  (804) 706-6689
Office Email -
Print the Senior Idol Sponsorship Form by Clicking HERE
or go to our Store Page to purchase.

As a proud sponsor you will receive, along with our deep appreciation…
Sponsorship Level Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
Donation $1,000 $500 $250 $100
Free Tickets 10 6 4 2
Advertisement in the Event Program Full Page Half Page Eighth Page Quarter Page
Public recognition at the Event YES - - -
Your company’s name and/or logo
on all event advertising
Identified as a Sponsor in all media YES YES YES YES
Name and logo on all mailings including all event e-mailings plus recognition on our website and in the electronic presentation at the Event. YES YES YES YES


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