On Saturday, January 13, 2018, the Share the Dream Talent Show returns for another year. The show begins at 6pm at the Greenfield School, 3351 NC Hwy 42 W, Wilson, North Carolina.
A wide range of talent includes: dancers, musicians, singers, poetry, dramatic reading and an excerpt from the infamous “I Have a Dream” speech.
Says Jacquie Jeffers, Commissioner, NC Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission:
“As a member of the State Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, I created the Share the Dream Talent Show as an opportunity to unite the citizens of the community to share their talents. I have been appointed and reappointed by three governors. Our mission is informing people about Dr. King’s dream of peace and diversity.”
Commissioner Jeffers will perform the song she wrote in honor of Dr. King entitled “Share the Dream” which features local citizens in the video.
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.
Not only is this an evening to a witness multitalented groups and individuals on stage but to distribute information about local businesses 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 for others.
Funds distributed following the event go to local community services and organizations. Regarding the 2018 event, Commissioner Jeffers said:
“In December, the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, a non-profit organization, had a break-in and $7,000 of computer equipment was taken. My goal is to donate funds from the Share the Dream Talent Show to assist with purchasing more computers for the children.”
Organizations that have received donations in prior years include:
- Oliver Freeman Roundhouse
- Washington Carver Neighborhood Association
- Wilson Police Youth Academy
- Pro Music Conservatory
- Forest Hills Girls Basketball Team
- The Late Latoya Britt’s Children Education Fund
- The Late Jay Fate’s Children Education Fund
- DEES House
- Sallie B Howard School of the Arts
- Vinson Bynum Elementary Fifth Graders
- Toisnot Middle School Boys Basketball Team
Sponsors for the 2018 Share the Dream Talent Show are Hand in Mine Incorporated and Greenfield School.
About Hand in Mine Incorporated: There is a need for mentoring our young men and women in communities to set a foundation for making lifelong, positive decisions. Hand in Mine Incorporated combines self-esteem, athletics and community service to provide a mindset of Healthy Intelligent Mindset (HIM). Our goal is to empower our youth with life skills through sports. Hand in Mine Incorporated will continue positive events in the community in upcoming months. Our first event of the New Year is to team up with State Martin Luther King, Jr. Commissioner Jeffers to show diversity in the community with the talent show. For more information, call Darian Cahill, CEO of Hand in Mine Incorporated, at 919.221.3030.
For more information about the Greenfield School, call Mrs. Beth Peters at 252.237.8046.