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The second annual talent search for Adams County’s most talented individual or group is under way again this year and will again take center stage at the Adams County Christian School Gym on Saturday, April 5 at 5 p.m. It’s time to get those applications in to see if you or your group has what it takes to be named Adams County’s #1 talent in 2014. Or maybe you know of someone that should get their application in for the competition,  someone that stands out from the rest.
The event hosted by the Baker’s Dozen Cancer Relay for Life team was a huge success in 2013 and will be bigger and better in 2014. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the Adams County Relay For Life.
Contestants up to age 17 will compete in Division I while contestants 18 years and older will compete in Division II. Both divisions offer a first, second and third place trophy and a certificate for free stuff. The overall outstanding winner in 2014 will receive a trophy, certificate, and a cash award in the amount of $100. All entrants will receive a free meal at the concession stand. We have two returning judges for this event and one judge to be announced. Tom Marshall from Kentucky and your own, the Honorable Judge Brett Spencer will be on hand for judging the contest. Adams County Commissioner Stephen Caraway will again be our emcee for the evening.
Entries are due to the Baker’s Dozen Team by March 31 and does include a non-refundable fee for which you may find a sponsor. If all entries are not filled by March 31, we will accept entries in order as received up until the day of the show. But, remember entries are limited due to time, so get that entry in as soon as possible to guarantee your spot in this year’s show and a shot at being named Adams County’s most talented.
Last year’s overall outstanding winner was Sydney Michaels. Ms. Michaels has so graciously agreed to return this year to open the talent show on   with a song and also to present the trophy, certificate and $100 cash to the 2014 overall outstanding winner.  
We invite all others that participated in 2013 to return to the 2014 competition as well as anyone, any group, any age, with any act that qualifies as good clean family fun. Also, come and enjoy our concessions. We have a delicious menu, no need to stop on the way. We will also have a silent auction of many items to place a bid. Admission to this outstanding event is just a donation at the door.
In addition to what has been mentioned, rules in part are as follows: Acts must reside in Adams County and will be allotted no more than five minutes to perform. This is a family show, so there will be no profanity or vulgar lyrics in any vocal performance or dance music, and no nudity allowed. Attire must be kept at a respectable and tasteful level. No alcohol, tobacco, or drug advertisements are to be shown on any clothing. No pyrotechnics, open flames, or any other dangerous additions. One act per participant. A sound technician and some microphone(s) may be provided. You must provide your own CD music, taped music, instruments, props, keyboard, etc., if needed. All contestants must supply their own equipment. Professional entertainers are not eligible for competition. Judging is based on the following criteria: Appearance, Stage Presentation, Audience Response, Appeal, Ability, Overall Performance, Total points, Personality and Originality. All judges’ decisions are final.
For complete rules, entry forms, more information or to send your completed entry forms, contact the Baker’s Dozen Relay Team or mail to Beth McNeilan at PO Box 694, West Union, Ohio 45693. Contact phone numbers are 937-544-3761, 937-544-9094 or 937-544-8060. Applications may also be picked up at Stier’s Insurance Exchange in West Union or Peebles, Ruby’s Beauty Shop in West Union, Manchester Flower Shop, as well as various other businesses displaying our flyer throughout the county for this event.
So, you got talent? See you at the Adams County Christian School Gym on April 5 at 5 p.m. You will be helping us find a cure.

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