Murfreesboro, TN-- Miss USA 2000 Lynnette Cole, Executive Director of Miss Southern Tennessee pageants and owner of La'Rue Beauty in Franklin, Tennessee will be the mistress of ceremonies for The Third Annual Children's Benefit Talent Show at Tucker Theater at Middle Tennessee State University on July 30, 2005 at 6 pm. Ms. Cole is the first and currently the only woman from Tennessee to win the Miss USA pageant. Special guests include Lauren Lowrey, Ms. Southern Tennessee and Kimberly Robinson, Ms. Southern Tennessee Teen.
Children ages 7-17 will have the opportunity to be awarded trophies and prizes in the following categories: art, dance, music, and drama at the Third Annual Children's Benefit Talent Show. Children are encouraged to register and audition BEFORE the show. Children learn how to prepare for a competition, understand good sportsmanship, increase self-esteem and awareness, make new friends, and receive recognition for their talented gift. There are three main reasons for this summer event: 1) Children, 2) Community involvement, and 3) Promoting the Arts.
Registration and promotion for the upcoming Third Annual Children's Benefit Talent Show will be on May 26, 2005 at 6:00 pm at Middle Tennessee Christian School Gymnasium located at 100 East MTCS Street in Murfreesboro . A parent or guardian is mandatory for any child who will register for the talent show. Talent show registers will get half off the registration cost if a parent purchases an adult dinner ticket. Tickets for the dinner are $25 per adult, one child UNDER AGE 18 eats free per adult ticket purchase and each additional child will cost $5. Registration costs are: $10 with one adult dinner purchase or $20 without an adult dinner purchase. Late registration fee for the talent show is $35 and will be held on June 4, 2005 at the Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County at 820 Jones Boulevard from 9 am-1 pm. Proceeds from the dinner will support the upcoming talent show.
Dinner is catered by Chef Brian Peters of Middle Tennessee Christian School.
Dinner includes a buffet style choice of
roasted chicken breast, 1/2 pound chopped steak with burgundy sauce, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, green beans and glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, and dessert.
Special guest will include Murfreesboro's own Generation for Creation players present, "Humpty Dumpty and the Great Fall Off the Wall", a farce nursery rhyme version written by Tammy Jolly Davis, local artist and life safety consultant for ADS Security. Mrs. Davis poses the question, "Did Humpty Dumpty fall or was he pushed?" Good question. Come to the dinner and find out.
Performers and winners from the Second Annual Children's Benefit Talent Show will also entertain during dinner. Winners from last year's show held at the Patterson Park Community Theater are:
Music (ages 7-12): 1st Holly Cormier, 2nd Melissa Wallis, 3rd Maya Hill. Music (ages 13-17) 1st Frederick (Freddie) Quimbley, 2nd , duet: Allison Barnett and Allison Scott, 2nd, Solo: Kayla Ward, 3rd Original Song: Josh Thompson.
Dance (ages7-17) 1st Anthony Gilbert, 2nd Eliyah Smith, 3rd, duet: Blakely Pond and Kristina Attalla. Art (ages 7-17) 1st Rachel Loftin, 2nd Tamara Anderson. Drama: (ages 7-17) 1st Dylan Phillips, 2nd Jada Lyons.
The Children's Benefit Talent Show is presented by a 501 (c) 3 non-profit public benefit organization, Generation for Creation, Inc: "Where Kids Have A Special Place to Create". Visual and performing art classes meet year round at the Center for the Arts every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10 am-12 pm at 110 West College Street. Generation for Creation's mission is kids and structured to involve the entire community of children and adults, serving ages 7-17.
Sponsors are important and needed for The Children's Benefit Talent Show.
Sponsors include Batey's and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity of Middle Tennessee University. Sponsors are encouraged and are featured on the GFC Kids website.
Press Contact: Talent Show Event Director Monica Floyd at 615-890-7116. Reserve tickets or sponsor information: 615-890-7116 or go to the website: www.gfckids.org.
From Miss USA 2000 to actress to tv host to business owner, Lynnette Cole has been viewed by millions over the world. Cole was a host for "The Weekend Vibe" for NBC and CMT "Ultimate Country Home", various show on ESPN entitled "The Life", MTV, VH-1, and "Whips" for the Source All Access on NBC and making appearances on "As The World Turns". Along with her hosting and career she also has appeared in numerous print ads and commercials. Recently, Cole opened La'Rue Beauty, a specialty beauty boutique in Cool Springs as well as created her own company, Lynnette Cole and Company to produce the Miss Southern Tennessee pageant, Miss Southern Tennessee Teen pageant and Southern Tennessee Children pageants. The pageants strive to encourage the key elements of competition: Preparation, Discipline, and Focus, the mere fundamentals for achieving excellence in life. Website: http://www.misssoutherntennesse.com
Cole was born in Michigan and adopted by Gail and Larry Cole of Columbia, Tennessee.
The Coles raised Lynette to always put God first in all that she does and everything will fall into place according to His plan.
For two years, Cole held a staff position in Washington, DC for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute to reform adoption laws with a bi-partisan committee of senators and various state representatives.
Cole takes a special notice involving children, particularly foster care and adoption as they are both dear to her. She is listed on Adoption.Celebrity.com among famous adopted people.
Press Release Contact:
Monica S. Floyd, Executive Director 615-890-7116
Generation for Creation P.O. Box 330891 Murfreesboro , TN 37133