Thirty talented kids and adults from this part of the state will compete in the SCO Sho Talent Expo at the Goddard Center in Ardmore starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
SCO is an acronym for South Central Oklahoma, referencing the six-county area that includes Garvin County.
Performers from the region were invited to take part in two days of auditions. Following the try-outs, a total of 24 acts were selected to compete in the Talent Expo.
Presiding as emcee for the evening is Gains Kelly, a professional stand-up comedian who now resides in Ardmore.
Acts competing for trophies and cash honorariums will mostly include music, dancing, singing or playing instruments.
The event is organized by ALT and Company, an outreach program of Ardmore Little Theatre, which seeks to provide performing artists more opportunities to share their talents with the public.
One selected performer is from Ada, but most acts will be presented by folks from Ardmore and nearby communities, including Lone Grove, Dickson and Madill. Some have previously appeared in ALT productions, but many are new to the Goddard stage.
The event is open to the public at an admission fee of $5 with open seating. The Goddard Center's doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auditorium itself at 6:30 p.m.
Before the Expo and during intermission, guests can view art by area students for the annual All-Schools exhibit in the Goddard galleries.