Superstars: Talent contest to raise money for local charities
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Peachy Pyron will be singing “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5. <br> Special
Peachy Pyron will be singing “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5.
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Owen Smith will be singing “The Mad Hatter” from The Wonderland
Owen Smith will be singing “The Mad Hatter” from The Wonderland
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Grace Johnson will be singing “Maybe” from the musical Annie.
Grace Johnson will be singing “Maybe” from the musical Annie.
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Baylen Levine will perform on the piano
Baylen Levine will perform on the piano
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Erin Wilson, Keller-Williams Realtor, actress/singer, as Dolly Levi in the 2011 Elm Street Production of “Hello, Dolly!”
Erin Wilson, Keller-Williams Realtor, actress/singer, as Dolly Levi in the 2011 Elm Street Production of “Hello, Dolly!”
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Local performers who have dreamed of making it big could be on the way to stardom in this Saturday’s Cherokee’s Got Talent contest at 6 p.m. at Main Street City Center at 8534 Main St. Sponsored by the Cherokee Association of Realtors, the event is a fundraiser to raise money for Elm St. Cultural Arts Village and Cherokee’s Habitat for Humanity along with other local charities the group of Realtors support.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. with a silent auction with refreshments for sale. There will be 17 performers ranging from ages 6 through adult. They include a sketch comedian act, “Laugh Your Flesh Off,” a unicyclist and several singers, dancers and musicians.

“When we looked at different fundraisers, we really wanted to get the community involved,’ said Cassandra M. Bickel, a Realtor with ERA Sunrise Realty and the 2012 Cherokee’s Got Talent chairperson.

“The proceeds are going to good causes, and it is a fun event to come to,” Bickel said. “We try to make it an inexpensive, fun family event while still raising money for a good cause.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and military. Judges include Travice Obas, a professor of communications at Georgia Highlands College, and Realtor Maura Neill of Atlanta, who has a background in performance. The third judge was not yet announced.

The master of ceremonies is Joe Lemmo, a teacher at E. T. Booth Middle School and Elm St. Board Member. A grand prize of $500 will be awarded and there will also be an audience favorite.

For more information and tickets, call (770) 591-0004 or visit www.elmstreetarts.org.

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