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Bill Riley Talent Search coming to Afton, Creston

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 10:39 a.m. CDT

DES MOINES — The Bill Riley Talent Search will be held as part of the Union County Fair 3 p.m. Sunday at Union County Fairgrounds in Afton. Another will be held 7:15 p.m. July 26 during Creston’s McKinley Park Festival. Both shows are open to the public.

The Bill Riley Talent Search offers an opportunity to help young Iowans experience the excitement and dedication necessary to help them succeed in life, as well as on stage. The goal is to promote self esteem, self discipline and self confidence through participation in the performing arts. Young Iowans are invited to register to compete in the Sprout Division (ages 2-12) and Senior Division (ages 13-21). To participate in the Afton show, contact Kammie Ballentine at 515-249-1514. To participate in the Creston show, contact Kelly Busch at 641-278-0479.

The winning act from each division will qualify to compete at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, August 7-17, with prize money at the Iowa State Fair championship totaling more than $17,000.

For more information about all of the local shows and contestant rules,

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