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Evening showcases young talent

by Karel Ancona-Henry, Staff Writer

The sixth annual Carson Valley Kiwanis Club Stars of Tomorrow talent competition takes place Saturday at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

The event begins with a silent auction at 6 p.m., featuring an array of items, from scooters and overnight packges to wine and gift baskets and certificates.

“We have some very strong competition this year,” said Ann Delahay, event producer and Kiwanian. “Some contestants who have been in before didn’t make it through auditions, so it’s going to be a very good contest.”

Nineteen young people in 17 acts will entertain with everything from a barbershop quartet, a monologue, an array of music performances and dance.

New this year will be the People’s Choice Award. Everyone will receive a ballot worth one vote. The prize will be awarded in addition to the Gene Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship for first place which is $1,000 with second and third place scholarships of $500 and $250.

Comedienne Kat Simmons will emcee the evening and contestants will be judged on technique, difficulty, staging and presentation by five judges. The judges are Cheryl Shingler, Shirley Bierman, Carlos Farua, John Procaccini and Sandi Scheer. Alternate judge is Ally Williams.

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“This is a great opportunity for the community to see those performing arts students who have so much talent,” Delahay said. “This is a good opportunity for them.”

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children and $30 for families, available at the door, or in advance by calling Delahay at (775) 783-0875 (work) or (775) 267-9675 (home).