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Morgan residents asked to showcase talent in upcoming competition

Article Date: 
25 April, 2014 (All day)

Vendor booths available
The arrival of Event Coordinator Susan Duncan has brought fun new changes to this year’s 4th of July celebration. Traditionally, the spectacular fireworks show is preceded by a concert of sorts.  This year, Morgan City is asking its residents to step forward and strut their stuff in the first “Morgan’s Got Talent” competition.
Duncan praised residents saying, “I have seen so much talent in Morgan.  We thought it would be more fun to showcase local talent than to pour money into a concert event. I think it will be great!”
However, the only way to make this a great show will be for everyone to sign up and share their talent. Participation is key.  It doesn’t matter how trivial you think your talent is.  If you think you make the meanest peanut butter and jelly sandwich in town, come show us how.  
Performers will have 2 to 3 minutes to present their talent.  You will compete under one of three categories: kids under 12; teens 13-18; adult 18+; or group.  Each act will be judged in the following categories: skill, entertainment value, creativity, stage presence and audience appeal. The top 10 acts will be asked to perform later in the year and prizes will be awarded for the top two placements in each category.
Applications can be picked up at Morgan High School or The Morgan County News, but they can only be dropped off at the high school. Application due date is May 23 and time slots will be assigned by May 29.  
Performers are responsible for set-up if they have accompaniment or props, so get your team of helpers assembled.  Be creative and have a great time with your performance!  For more information on the talent show, please contact Michael Mills or Candice Wilder at the high school or email
The 4th of July celebration will also be welcoming back vendors in the park this year.  This is really another way to showcase Morgan talent and entrepreneurial spirit.  
In years past, Morgan City has tried to keep the vendor booths limited to mostly Morgan County residents.  In order to keep with that tradition this year, they need your help.  The fees are small and there is a discounted booth fee for non-profit/fundraising vendors, so don’t put off getting your space reserved.  “Help us keep it local,” urged Duncan.
Vendors historically do well at this venue and it is fun to see lots of local faces.  Help make this year’s 4th of July celebration the best one yet!