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Jemison’s Got Talent to debut June 12 (Community Correspondent)

Do you know how to make people laugh? Can you make things appear out of thin air? Do you sing, dance or play an instrument? Here’s your opportunity to release you inner talent!

“Jemison’s Got Talent” will be held on June 12 at 6 p.m. at the Jemison City Hall Municipal Complex. Registration is open to anyone in the surrounding area and not limited to Jemison residents. There will be three age divisions consisting of ages 4-12, ages 13-17, and ages 18 and older. Many forms of talent can be chosen for participation including singing, dancing, gymnastics, piano, comedy, twirling and even a magic act. Come as one or form a group.

Country music artist Marty Brown, a Season 8 semifinalist on America’s Got Talent, will be performing. He has released four albums with MCA record company and eight videos for CMT television. He has toured with such acts as Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Hank Williams Jr. After his recording years, he began writing hit songs for artists such as, “I’m From the Country and I Like It That Way” for Tracy Byrd and the classic country tune, “When I Stop Loving You” for Trace Adkins.

A cash prize will be given to the winner along with an opportunity to perform your talent at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and participation as the grand marshal of the Christmas parade. The registration fee for individuals is $25 and $50 for a group act. Talent acts must be limited to 5 minutes or under.

You can obtain a registration form at the city of Jemison website www.jemisonalabama.org or pick up one at the city hall. Deadline for application is May 29. A mandatory rehearsal will be held on May 30 at 10 a.m.

The cost to attend is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds from the event will be used toward the purchase of a stage curtain for the city’s auditorium.

The registration form will answer many of your questions. However, feel free to email Tammie McGriff at tammiemcgriff@yahoo.com or call her at 688-4491, Extension 303, should you desire additional information.

Who will be the first “Jemison’s Got Talent” winner? It could be you. Please plan to join us as we start a new tradition in the city of Jemison with this annual event.