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Second 'Stars of Tomorrow' competition begins to take shape

Posted: May. 7, 2014 9:56 am Updated: May. 21, 2014 11:14 am

The second Quincy Golden K Kiwanis Club "Stars of Tomorrow" competition is scheduled for Nov. 22 in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium at John Wood Community College.

Entries from performers from age 14 to 21 will be accepted. Cash prizes totaling $1,000 will be awarded. Vocalists, bands, stand-up comedians and dancers are among performers who can enter. Interested performers should visit jwcc.edu/talent.

"Because of the support of so many community members, the first show was a huge success," Chairman Ron Dedert said in a news release. "We want to build on the success because it helps raise funds that directly impact organizations and projects that support young people."

The 2013 event drew 18 acts with more than 30 performers, raising nearly $5,000.

Among the organizations that Golden K Kiwanis sponsors are Camp Callahan, Chaddock, Quincy High School, Quincy Notre Dame, JWCC, Quincy Art Center, Salvation Army, Girl Scouts, Jackson Lincoln Pool, Boy Scouts and Quincy Museum.

Golden K Kiwanis are seeking sponsorship support. Interested sponsors should contact Dedert at ronjode2@comcast.net.

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