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‘Happy Valley’s Got Talent’ Competition To Benefit Grief Support Program

The sixth annual Happy Valley’s Got Talent competition and fundraiser will take place on April 2 at 7 p.m. at the State Theatre.

Of the 30 acts that auditioned in February, 12 finalists from three age divisions were selected to show off their talents and compete for cash prizes during the competition. The show, modeled after “America’s Got Talent,” will include dance, vocal, and instrumental performances. The first place winner takes home a coveted $250 prize.

This year’s judges include Sue Paterno, Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, X-Games gold medalist and State College native Jamie Bestwick, and Schreyer Honors College Dean Christian Brady. Radio host Herry Valeri and local comedian Fred Metzger will serve as emcees.

All proceeds go to Tides, a grief support program for children, teens, and families. In order to reach its $50,000 goal, Tides will also host a live auction including prizes like a Taste of the Town gift card package and a catered cocktail party for 20 people. Audience members can also text to donate throughout the event.

Tickets for the performance are $28. Tides will also host a Red Carpet pre-show at Indigo, and tickets for both events are $54.

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Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

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