DES MOINES — The Bill Riley Talent Search, and state wide presenting sponsor, Hy-Vee, are excited to announce a local show in Centerville. It will be held as part of the Appanoose County Fair at 7:30 p.m. on July 21. The show is 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.
The winning act from each division will qualify to compete at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Aug. 7-17, with prize money at the Iowa State Fair championship totaling over $17,000.
For more information about all of the local shows and contestant rules visit www.iowastatefair.org/competition/bill-riley-talent-search.
The Bill Riley Talent Search has showcased Iowa’s young talent “on stage” across the state each summer since 1960. With over 100 state wide qualifying competitions, and thousands of children competing, the winners of these local qualifying shows advance to the Iowa State Fair.
Hy-Vee Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 235 retail stores in eight Midwestern states. For 2013 the company recorded total sales of $8 billion, ranking it among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States.