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This year's Fall Festival hopes to add 'Senior Citizens Got Talent?'

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The Fall Festival Senior Citizens Day continues to grow every year with more attending to enjoy the ever increasing number of activities offered for the more seasoned county residents to enjoy.

Last year saw the addition of awards presented to the oldest reported residents in the county. This year, awards will be presented to Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteers and Fall Fest Senior Citizens Day event organizers hope to also host “Senior Citizens Got Talent?” contest.

Acts may be individual or duos or groups. Talent of any kind is welcome, but registering contestants must be at least 60 years or older for chances at prizes. Those strutting there stuff should note however that they will be required to bring their own music and equipment if any is needed.

“We’re hoping to have acts that showcase the most talented and interesting Senior Citizens in Hopkins County. There will be a panel of judges from around Hopkins County. There will be some AWESOME prizes given out! Winners will be announced at the end of the show,” said Karon Weatherman, who as the director of marketing and programs for the Senior Citizens Center was a natural choice to oversee the Fall Fest Senior Citizens Day.

So all age 60 and over with a talent are encouraged to dust off their magicians’ capes, warm up those vocal pipes, brush up on their poetry and juggling or whatever special talents they may have, and join the FF Senior Citizens Day “Senior Citizens Got Talent?” contest.

Program coordinators have alloted approximately an hour for the talent contest during Senior Day, which is Tuesday, Sept. 15 this year.

There’s also still time to nominate an outstanding senior citizen for his or her outstanding contributions as a volunteers. The deadline to nominate individuals for Outstanding Senior Citizens Volunteer Awards is Aug. 21.

To recommend someone, simply complete a nomination form and drop it off at the Senior Citizens Center, email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mail it to: Karon Weatherman, program and marking director; Senior Citizens Center; 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive; Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

“Use the form or a separate sheet of paper, and tell us about the senior citizen(s) that you think will qualify for one of these awards. Feel free to discuss your nomination with this person and collect any information that will help us find two deserving winners of these awards,” Weatherman said. “There are a lot of senior citizens that volunteer and I want them all to have a chance to win, so please pass the information along.”

Forms must include the senior volunteer’s name, date of birth, address, where in Hopkins County they volunteer, what they do while volunteering, whether they are male or female, why they should be selected to win a “Senior Volunteer” Award, signature of the person submitting the nomination and the date.

Senior Citizens Volunteer Awards Nominations will be reviewed in the weeks following the Aug. 21, submission deadline. Winners will be announced and have their photos taken with awards at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Senior Citizens Day begins at 2 p.m. with a mini health fair and clinic Tuesday, Feb. 15. Cost is $7, which includes dinner.

For more information about “Senior Citizens Got Talent?”, the Senior Citizens Volunteer Awards or Fall Fest Senior Citizens Day, contact Weatherman at 903-885-1661, by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or stop in and see her at the Senior Citizens Center. For more about the Fall Festival, go online to http://www.hop




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