Big Stone Gap – The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation welcomes all alumni and friends to campus for “Southwest Virginia’s Got Talent,” the 2017 alumni and friends event on Saturday, October 14 at 6 p.m. in the Goodloe Center of Phillips-Taylor Hall on the MECC campus. The event is sponsored by Norton Community Hospital and Edward Jones Investments.
The evening will begin with delicious hors d’oeurves at the reception at 6 p.m. in the Slemp Commons, providing patrons an opportunity to reconnect with friends, former classmates, current and former faculty. The talent show will begin at 6:45 p.m. Audience members will choose the winners of this Talent Show with each audience member receiving one voting ballot. When all acts have performed, the audience will submit their votes, then enjoy coffee and dessert while the votes are being counted.
Family-friendly performances of all types are welcome. The Entry Form, containing the complete rules and regulations for entering the contest, is available on the MECC Foundation website, www.meccfoundation.org. Entrants must e-mail a video for pre-judging. The deadline for submitting videos to be considered for the show is Friday, September 22. From the video submissions, a subcommittee of the Alumni Advisory Committee will select ten acts to advance to the final contest at the event. First, second, and third place winners will be awarded with cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 respectively.
Tickets to the event are $5 each, and guests are asked to purchase them at a link on the MECC Foundation website, as well. For questions, or for those who do not have access to a computer, please call Jeri Bledsoe, event coordinator, at 276-523-2400, extension 287, for assistance or tickets.