Local talent on display Saturday

Local artists will strut their stuff Saturday night as the Sweet Home Oregon Coalition for Artistic and Scholastic Enrichment will hold its SHARC Showdown V at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at Sweet Home High School’s newly upgraded auditorium.

The talent contest will include performances by children and adults, in two separate divisions, who will compete for prizes.

Admission is free, but donations to SHOCASE will be accepted.

The annual contest raises funds for SHOCASE projects in the community and in schools. The event has helped pay for new sound and lighting equipment in the high school auditorium.

It has replaced the curtain, and volunteers with the Sweet Home Auditorium Remodel Committee repaired the stage, painted and completed other work inside the auditorium.

Prizes will be given for the People’s Choice Award, which is achieved by stuffing the ballot box with the most votes – one quarter for one vote. The Showdown will also have raffles and drawings.

Violinist and singer Moriah Winn, last year’s champion in the children’s division, will be a judge this year and will provide a special performance.

For more information or to get involved, call Shirley Austin at (541) 409-8957.