I usually wait about posting notices for Regency Square Mall until closer to the time of the event. To let the event be fresher on the minds of readers. This event however needs to be blogged now so that anyone interested can make appropriate plans to attend and/or participate. Without further ado,…. Here is the latest from Melanie at Regency Square,… Thanks for letting me help in a small way.
FLORENCE, Al…Do you or someone you know have talent? Can they sing? Regency Square Mall is looking for talented singers ages 6-16 for 102.7 KISSFM’s 9th Annual Regency Jr. Idol Competition. The winner will receive free recording studio time and demo CDs to help further their music career as well as a professional photography session. Auditions will be held in Sears Court, Regency Square Mall on July 13th for ages 6-11 and July 20TH for ages 12-16; both audition days begin at 4pm. The finalists will ride in a limousine, take a tour of FAME recording studios, and have a VIP experience attending a W.C. Handy Music Festival event on July 25th. Finals will take place July 26th at 6pm in the Mall as part of the W.C. Handy Music Festival activities.
Interested individuals can pick up a registration form at The Shoe Dept. inside Regency Square Mall anytime during mall hours. Contestants may only register for the day in which their age group is listed, and registration paperwork must be turned in no later than 5pm the Wednesday before their appropriate age audition. Registration will not be permitted the days of the auditions. Three contestants will be chosen to advance from each age bracket. The auditions and the finals will be judged by both the audience and professional judges. The audience will cast dollar votes for their favorite performers with all proceeds benefiting the Colbert-Lauderdale Attention Homes, Inc. The event is sponsored by 102.7 KISSFM, FAME Recording Studios, Unique Car Care & Limousine Service, Doug Richardson Photography and Regency Square Mall.
Since 1974, the Colbert-Lauderdale Attention Homes, Inc. has provided a home - a Boys’ Home in Sheffield and a Girls’ Home in Florence—that provide temporary housing for disadvantaged, at-risk children. ages 10 to 18. Whatever the reason for referral through the juvenile court system, it is generally the case that during this time of crisis, the child comes to the Attention Home(s) because they literally have nowhere else to go. The Attention Homes are unique because they offer a supervised living environment that is structured yet homelike. The children learn that actions have consequences; both good and bad. At the same time, however, they are treated with compassion and respect. Residents in the Attention Homes are given more than just food and shelter. They receive medical, dental, and mental health assessments. They are given, when necessary, any needed medical treatment and crisis counseling. The Staff is devoted to identifying and meeting the unique needs of each individual child in the care of the Attention Home. Every year, hundreds of young lives are impacted through the Attention Home philosophy that “a little attention now will prevent detention later.”