The eighth-annual Share the Dream Talent Show is Saturday, January 14, 2017, starting at 6pm. It includes talent, a fashion show, Community Spirit Awards, vendors, and more.
This annual local-talent show will be in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, a performing-arts theatre located at 108 Nash Street NE, Wilson, North Carolina.
Says Jacquie Jeffers, NC Martin Luther King, Jr. Commissioner:
I created the Share the Dream Talent Show as an opportunity to invite citizens of the community to share their talents on stage. I have been appointed and reappointed by three governors as a commissioner on the state level. Our mission is informing people about Dr. King’s dream of unity, peace, the content of character and equality.
This activity is an example of the continuance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s desire to make the world a better place to live by answering his question: “What are you doing for others?” Funds raised from this show are donated to organizations that work with children.
This is an evening to witness multitalented groups and individuals on stage in a family oriented environment. In addition, individuals and/or organizations are recognized with the Share the Dream Community Spirit Award for their unselfish efforts towards others.
Entry tickets are only $5 per person.
For more information, to volunteer, or to ask about vendor space, contact Ms. Jeffers via email.
Pre-Show Film Screening
A new twist is added to this year’s show, organized by Jacquie Jeffers as part of her responsibilities as a governor-appointed state commissioner. On Friday, January 13, 2017, at 6pm, there will be a showing of the movie Selma at the Boykin Center for $1 per person.
This event will be the kick-off for the talent show on Saturday. The purpose is “a foundation of Dr. King’s efforts and to educate and remind individuals of Dr. King’s dream and mission for equality.”