The 12 idol participants and four future idols, all individuals who live or work in Kosciusko County, have been chosen and are preparing for an evening of entertainment. Each contestant hopes to sway those in attendance to cast their monetary votes for a chance to win the 2012 title.
Idol contestants are Jillian Burley, Emily Harden, Kathy Frazzetta, Jen Lepore, Tiffany Sheetz, Derek Grose, Thomas Hall, Steve Pierce, Ian Brumbaugh, Sasha Belikes, Theresa Hissong and Romy Reich.
Also working on monetary votes are future idol contestants Alexandra Fiscus, Audrey Rich, Leigh-Ann Shrack and Meredith Phipps.
Contestants will be performing a variety of songs for the audience’s pleasure. People’s Choice Award winner will be determined by the total dollars the contestant raises. Each idol is given the opportunity to raise funds before the event and during the event the audience may vote for their favorite idol by putting money in the idol’s box set up in the lobby. Money raised before and during the event is totaled together to determine who wins. People’s Choice winner is awarded a prize of $1,000. Future idol winner is also awarded a cash prize. Judge’s Choice Award winner receives a plaque honoring them for their exceptional talent.
Online voting will be available through Paypal at www.k21foundation.org by clicking on the Idol Nite icon.
All net proceeds, 100 percent, will go directly toward helping families in Kosciusko County who are currently fighting cancer. This event is planned as a family night of fun supporting a great cause.
Matt Niemier will return as the master of ceremonies for the evening. Judges this year will include Josh Elam, Katie Kubacki and Greg Horton.
Tickets are available for purchase online at www.wagonwheeltheatre.org or at the Wagon Wheel Box Office, $14 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. The doors will be open at 6:15 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m. Pizza and beverages will be available for purchase at the concessions. Face painting will also be available.
Idol Nite committee members include Pam Starkweather and Cindy Knafel, co-chairwomen; Holly Howard, Dawn Schaefer, Janet Kinney, Peggy Campbell and Dave Gantz.
The mission of the KCCCF is “We are dedicated to reducing the challenges facing cancer patients and their families by financially assisting them during their fight.”