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Youth talent shines in annual showcase


by Sylene Argent

Talented youth and youngsters were encourage to perform in the Essex Fun Fest’s Youth Talent Showcase, which took place on Thursday evening, essentially kicking-off the entertainment offered over the four-day event.

  This year’s Youth Talent Showcase offered two divisions – the Junior Division for ages 4-8 and the Senior Division for ages 9-12, providing more opportunity for young, local talent to shine.

Those who wanted to perform at this year’s Essex Fun Fest had to sign-up early as there was a limit of seven spaces available per each category.

  Those who participated in this year’s showcase did not make it easy for the judges to select a winner. Contestants not only sang, danced, or played a musical instrument, they also answered a series of questions in front of a live audience.  

  All of those who performed received a ride-all-day pass to the Essex Fun Fest for participating, while the top two entries in each division were also presented with a special token of acknowledgement. All of the youths were also welcome to ride in the Essex Fun Fest Parade on Saturday as part of the Town of Essex float.  



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