Last updated: April 03. 2014 12:50PM - 797 Views
By Tilly Dillehay, Editor tcryar@civitasmedia.com



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The kids of Macon County are about to show off their best talents, and all to support the sight and hearing impaired in our community. It’s time for the 3rd Annual Lafayette Lions Club Youth Talent Show!


The show will be held Saturday, April 12 at Macon County Junior High School. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the show begins at 6:00. Admission is $5.00, and kids 5 and under get in free.


“We have 27 children signed up now,” said Barbara Blankenship with the Lafayette Lions Club. “We’re going to try to keep it at 30 or so; otherwise we’ll just run out of time.”


The show is open to all school age children, grades K through 12. Deadline for entering is Wednesday, April 9—so if you hurry, you just might make it in. (Contact Sherry Massey at 666-3333 or 633-5725 to enter.)


The show benefits the Lafayette Lions Club. Blankenship reminded readers of the distinction between the Lafayette Lions Club, host of this show, and the Lafayette Lioness Lions Club, which hosts the Variety show in March. The two clubs work together to put on Hillbilly Days and the Radio Auction. “It’s not just because I’m a part of it; I think the Lafayette Lions Club is one of the hardest working service organizations in Macon County. Because we are doing something all the time, and we’re always working. And we thank the public so much for supporting us; we couldn’t do it without them.”


Money from the Youth Talent Show will go to support sight/hearing conservation.


Blankenship said that there will be a lot of good food at the event, and attendees should come early to enjoy supper. She mentioned pizza, barbeque, hot dogs, and some baked goods among available items.


But it’s the music, Blankenship said, that readers should really come out for. She has hosted the show for the past two years. “The kids have so much talent,” she said. “I’m a music person, and I just enjoyed being up there so much, and they just thrill my soul.”


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