We all love to be entertained, and some people love being entertainers. Either way, Crossville’s Got Talent is the show not to be missed this month. If you or someone you know is talented, or enjoy trying, there might be room left in the show. Unusual crazy acts are encouraged to enter and comedy is always fun. All talent, young and old, bad and good, is needed, and the audience will be the final judges.
The people will decide the final top three winners from the top five, which special judges will decide. This year’s judges will include the talented and popular bluegrass queen from our area Carrie Hassler and Stone Memorial Chorus Director Blake Sadana. There has been a small change with the third judge. Now, they have special singer T Shurmur, manager of Family Ties Restaurant.
Thanks to wonderful sponsors the entry fee is free. The first-place winner will get $200. The second-place winner will get passes to Wilderness in the Smokies. The third-place winner will receive passes to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, which is fun for all ages.
It will feature a good mixer of all kinds of talent from the community that may surprise you. So far the youngest performer is only five years old and the oldest is maybe late 70s, Then to add some real flavor to the show, D.J. and Donna Garrison will again serve as hosts. They retired here after living in the spotlight of Motown and Las Vegas, just to name a few. Fair Park and Crossville are very thankful to have the Garrisons with their fun upbeat show biz flare.
This year’s sponsor is also a nonprofit organization. The Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1015 is a wonderful bunch of guys who have a passion for giving to their country and their community. They are there to help old and new veterans and their families any way they can. They work hard and go out of their way to raise money for worthy needs and to lend a helping hand. They also help each other in dealing with the past because they have been there. They meet the last Monday of the month at the DAV building behind Kroger on Old Sparta Hwy. at 6 p.m. and welcome everyone.
Plan now to attend Crossville’s Got Talent Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Palace, were you can get your tickets now. Tickets are also on sale at Family Ties Restaurant. Proceeds will help the older adults in Cumberland County by supporting the Fair Park Senior Center, which has tickets on sale weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is at 1433 Livingston Rd. across from the fairgrounds. You can also visit the center’s website at http://www.fairparkseniorcenter.org to keep up-to-date on the latest programs and activities that are being offered for senior, as well as online versions of the center’s monthly newsletter “Newsline.” For more information on the show or the center, call Tina at 484-7416.