Wanted: Talent Search contestants

Joanne Metlock sings “It's No Secret” accompanied by Hap McCleod on the banjo during the 2014 Talent Search at the Grant County Fair.

JOHN DAY – Your moment in the spotlight is here.

Yes, you – the one who sings in the shower, dances in the kitchen, whistles while you work or strums on the back porch – have an opportunity to strut your talent at the Talent Search during the upcoming Grant County Fair.

And maybe win a hefty cash prize, too.

The competition, which returns this year to the arena grandstand, will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5.

A mandatory sound check for all applicants will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3. The entry deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 4.

There are three age divisions: children, 5-9; youth, 10-17; and adults, 18 and over.

First prize in children’s division is $50, and in the youth and adult divisions, $100. First-place winners are eligible to represent Grant County at the Oregon Fair Talent Search Finals on Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.

Recorded sound tracks may not include lead vocals. Performances must not exceed five minutes, and selection of material must be appropriate for family audiences.

Sponsors of the event are Bank of Eastern Oregon and Chester’s Thriftway.

Rules and entry forms are available in the fair guide or at the fair office.

For more information about the Talent Search, call Carolyn Stout, 541-575-1827.

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