Youth talent show set for Saturday

Published 7:00 am Friday, February 15, 2019

A youth talent competition called “Picayune Youth Got Talent” will be held in Picayune on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

It will take place in the parking lot next to Zim’s Fun Zone and Kiki’s Play Gym on Elizabeth Street. Event organizer Danny Zimmerli said he came up with the idea to give young people something fun to do that is close to home. The competition is open to anyone younger than 18, and will allow young people to display any talent they want to share with the public.

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Registration for the event is $20 per entrant, and all of those proceeds will go to the prize pot. Zimmerli said there is a $2 admission fee for the audience but kids younger than 3 can get in for free. All proceeds from admission fees will go towards Zimmerli’s Back Packs in July effort.

So far he has about six entrants in this inaugural competition, but registration will remain open until the day of the event.

During the competition, children can show off any talent they may have, such as singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument or a comedy act. Judges for the event will be Sherra Allen, vice principal at Pearl River Central Elementary; Leo Burge, pastor at the Life Church and Debbie Benoit with the Civic Women’s Club.

The first place winner will take home a trophy and the total of all entry fees collected.

Trophies from River Banks Trophy Shop will also be provided to second and third place winners.

Food vendors from Sho Nuff Barbecue, Outfielder’s Pizza and Katy Cakes will be on site during the competition.

For more information about this event, call 769-242-0741.