Senior Idol completion set for May 17

Tickets are now on sale for the Shepherd’s Center 2013 Senior Idol Competition which will be held on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church located at 11700 Genito Rd. in Midlothian.  The Senior Idol features 12 talented seniors, 50 years of age and older, competing for a cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 respectively.  Proceeds will help benefit the senior services provided by The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield.

“Once again, we are expecting to see an amazing competition with 12 of Greater Richmond Area and the Tri-Cities’ most talented senior entertainers,” said Susan McCammon, Executive Director of The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield.

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield, a 501-c 3 non-profit organization helps to encourage all seniors to lead a safe, healthy and active lifestyle.” Since its inception in 2001, the Shepherd’s Center has been enriching the lives of adults 50 and over by offering volunteer opportunities for community service and lifelong learning and helping them remain healthy, active and independent in their own homes for as long as possible. This past year the Shepherd’s Center’s volunteers provided the following services to our community: 523 free, accompanied rides to medical appointment and grocery shopping for over 323 senior adults, made over 54 minor home repairs to help those on fixed incomes and living in their own homes, offered 108 educational classes resulting in 415 low-cost class registrations and provided 1,800 lunches to those attending their Luncheon Forum.

Over 20 seniors came to perform their hearts out for the chance to win a spot in the final 12 at a special audition held recently at Lucy Corr in Chesterfield.  Each performance was judged on talent, stage presence and style.

The 12 performers chosen to advance to the final competition include:

  • Kitty Mollicone of Chesterfield
  • Floyd Amason of Bon Air
  • June Knight of North Chesterfield
  • Jo Ann Spain of Chesterfield
  • Al Hill of Chesterfield
  • Cheryl Cross of Richmond
  • Judith Mendoza of Henrico
  • Barbara    Campbell of Petersburg
  • Tony Zevgolis of Hopewell
  • Sonja Lamb of North Chesterfield
  • Steve Harris of Chester

As part of The Shepherd’s Center’s of Chesterfield’s “Senior Idol” final competition, each of the 12 finalists will have the opportunity to impress the judges and audience by performing one song.  The judges will then select one winner from the top three contestants of the 2013 Senior Idol. 

Tickets for The 2013 “Senior Idol” are now on sale for $10 and can be purchased at  The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s office located at 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. or their website at www.shepctrchesterfield.org; Buford Road Pharmacy; Chesterfield County Senior Advocate office; Victory Tabernacle Church of God, or by calling 804-706-9198.  Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

For more information about The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s “Senior Idol,” call 706-9198 or visit www.shepctrchesterfield.org.

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