High Country’s Got Talent

From Staff Reports (reporter@mountaintimes.com)

Article Published: Nov. 14, 2013 | Modified: Nov. 14, 2013
High Country’s Got Talent

Belle Lehmann and Cheyenna Jones, of Watauga High School’s Wine to Water chapter, are organizing ‘High Country’s Got Talent,’ a variety show to feature performances by Ashe, Avery and Watauga county residents, with proceeds benefiting area nonprofit organization Wine to Water.

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The inaugural “High Country’s Got Talent” is being held as part of an effort to fight the world’s water and sanitation epidemic.

The show will include acts from Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties, as well as surrounding areas. All ages and acts are invited to join in the competition, while helping Wine to Water.

HCGT is being presented by the Maji Club, the Wine to Water chapter at Watauga High School.

All participants will be given a commemorative “HCGT” T-shirt, and spectators are welcome to buy a shirt. Everyone is encouraged to have fun in the photo booth by creating memories.

According to its organizers, the biggest reason for the fundraiser is the lack of availability of clean water. Nearly 800 million people worldwide lack access to clean water, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Primary auditions will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Auditions will be $10 per act, which will be collected at on site.

Tickets to the final show are $15. The final show will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.
Show tickets may be reserved, but money will be collected at the door.

To reserve an audition time, visit http://www.highcountrytalent.wix.com/hcgt. First place in the show will win a cash award of $250. Second place winners will receive a $125 cash prize, and a Viewer’s Choice Award will also be given.

Sponsors are still needed for the event. For more information, email (highcountrytalent@gmail.com)

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