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United Way talent showcase set May 26

United Way of Halifax County will host its first talent showcase fundraiser, “Bright Lights and Hollywood Nights,” at the Halifax County High School auditorium on May 26. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for early birds and the show will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. 

United Way’s Executive Director Jewell S. Medley said, “This is a community-wide event focusing on bringing the people together for a bigger cause; the cause being funding for our local nonprofit organizations.” 

Staffers at Halifax United Way are busy marketing and getting the word out for participants and vendors, Medley said. 

The registration fee for talent participants is $20 per person or group. 

“If you have talent in the way of comedy, dance, vocals, poetry, etc…. then this is the platform to showcase your talent and get noticed,” Medley said.

  A diverse group of community leaders will serve as guest judges.  Program /Development Coordinator Angela Yancey said anyone with talent needs to be brave, take the spotlight and simply work the stage.

“We’re calling for all local/surrounding area talent to take part, give our community patrons a great show and have a good time,” Yancey said, adding, “businesses or families can make this a team effort by entering their staff or family members into the showcase as a group; it’ll require some teamwork and prove to be lots of fun.”  

There will be special guest appearances and a cash prize for the crowd favorite. 

Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased now at the United Way office located in downtown South Boston at 515 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston. 

Any business or organization interested in sponsorship, volunteering or setting up a vendor booth for $25 may contact the staff at 434-517-6161. 

All proceeds from this event stay local and help to provide funding and services for the partner agencies of Halifax United Way. United Way of Halifax County was established in 1971 and is a local, charitable organization seeking to mobilize people and resources to promote the common good within the community regarding education, health and income.