Singing contest set as museum fundraiser

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Published April 15, 2012 at 2:24 a.m.
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— Area Code 501 Talent Quest, a fundraiser for the Museum of Veterans and Military History, is set for 3 p.m. April 28 in Jones Roping Arena, on U.S. 64.

The vocal contest is sponsored by the museum and the One Way Road Band of Vilonia. Admission is $3.

Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $20 and must be paid by Saturday. An entry form is available on the Facebook page for the museum. Search for Veterans Museum Vilonia. Contestants will receive an additional free ticket to the talent show with their paid entry.

The top three winners will receive cash and sponsored prizes. The three age categories are 7-12; 13-18; and older than 18. Winners from each category will face off for first, second and third place.

The prize for first will be$100; second place, $50; and third place, $25. The overall winner will be invited to sing “Sweet Home Alabama” at 6 p.m. with the One Way Road Band.

The overall winner will also receive a plaque and a “basic demo-taping opportunity in a local recording studio,” according to the flier.

After the contest, the One Way Road Band will hold a concert with all proceeds going to the museum. Tickets for the concert are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children under 5 will be admitted free, and veterans will be admitted free with identification.

Organizers suggest that audience members bring lawn chairs.

More information is available by contacting Linda Hicks at (501) 796-8181 or; Sue Gallahar at (501) 733-0461; or Sherry Clements at (501) 690-1193.

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