|Proceeds benefit Franklin County Education Foundation|
Winners from last year’s Franklin County’s Got Talent competition were, from left, Ashley Hammock (first place), Walker Coffey (second place) and Kristen Leary (third place).
Friday, March 14, 2014
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
The fifth annual "Franklin County's Got Talent" show is set for Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Franklin County High School auditorium.
This year, 20 students will compete for cash prizes during the show, which is a fundraiser for the Franklin County Public Schools Education Foundation.
There will be an elementary division with 10 entries and a secondary division with 10 entries. Each division will have a first, second and third-place winner.
The top talent in each division, voted on by a panel of judges, will receive $150 with second place getting $75. Third-place winners will receive $50 each.
Franklin County's Got Talent is a showcase for student talent, and all proceeds go to the foundation, a charitable organization that helps many students each year.
Tickets can be purchased at each county school or at the door. Cost is a $7 donation for adults and a $5 donation for students. Children 4 and under are admitted free.
Last year's show drew the largest crowd yet with a turnout of about 500 people, according to Greg James, president of the education foundation.
"The contestants were fantastic, and the crowd was very enthusiastic and supportive of them," said James. "This event provides Franklin County students a way to show their skills in front of a large audience."
The show's title sponsor is Member One Federal Credit Union. Its first place sponsor is Haywood's Jewelers. Other sponsors include Stone Engineering.