The Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory has announced dates for its annual musical fundraiser, “ROTARIAN IDOL”. The event will be held Saturday, April 8, at 7:00 pm in PE Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Auditions will be held at The SALT Block Thursday, February 9th, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and Saturday, February 11th, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. There is no limit on age or place of residence; however, professional singers (this is an amateur competition) will not be allowed to audition. A $5 entry fee is required.
A total of 20 contestants will be chosen to compete for $5,000 in total prize money. The First Place winner will receive $2,500; Second Place will receive $1,500; Third Place will receive $500; and $500 will be awarded to the Audience Favorite. Contestants will be judged by a panel of three music industry professionals for the top three prizes. The Audience Favorite will be determined by the audience’s vote at the event. The public will also be able to vote on-line for Audience favorite before the event on April 8.
The event will be co-chaired by Rotarians Sandi Fotheringham, Lynn Loehr and Mike Johnson. “A key factor to the growth of our community is a strong education system. This is the only fundraiser for our club and 100 % of the money raised, will be used to benefit educational needs throughout Catawba County and other humanitarian causes both locally and internationally” according to Fotheringham. Our goal is to exceed the $70,000 raised last year through sponsorships, advertisements in the Show Program, and ticket sales.
For more information, visit www.hickoryrotary.org, or contact Sandi Fotheringham – 828.320.9429 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ; Lynn Loehr – 828-310-7648 or e-mail email@example.com.