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North Georgia’s Got Talent set for Oct. 13
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North Georgia’s Got Talent contestant Hendricks Coats poses with a poster before auditioning for the contest at Shenanigans Irish Pub in Dahlonega. - photo by For the Dawson County News

No One Alone's second annual North Georgia's Got Talent is set for 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Dawson County High School Performing Arts Center.

Coming off a huge success in last year’s inaugural talent competition, the family-friendly show will boast talent to rival what can be seen on America’s Got Talent.

All proceeds from the event will go to support victims of domestic violence and abuse, which is the core function of No One Alone, or NOA, a domestic violence shelter serving both Dawson and Lumpkin counties.

Over the summer, contestants donated $25 each to audition and the top 13 were selected to perform from over 40 entrants. 

Judges will award prizes to first, second and third place, with first place winning $500, second place $300 and third place $200.

There will also be a trophy and recognition for the People's Choice Award, given to the contestant who gets the most votes from the audience.

Contestants will earn votes by raising money for NOA through sponsorships, selling ads and tickets as well as audience members putting cash or checks in each contestant’s voting box at the theater. 

For each dollar they raise, contestants will receive one People's Choice vote.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in Dahlonega at Mullins Pharmacy and Southern Finds and in Dawsonville at Wild Birds Unlimited and at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Only checks or cash will be accepted at those locations. 

Those who want to support NOA and sponsor a particular contestant (with all funds going toward the People's Choice competition) can go online at www.noonealone.org/talent to specify a dollar amount of sponsorship for the contestant. Also available on the website are tickets, which also be designated as 15 votes for their favorite candidate. 

These tickets will be held at "Will Call" at the theater.

Performers will include Jessie Albright, Grace Hodges, Hughes Taylor, Starr Phipps, Adrian Ramsey, Luke Elliott and Connor Green, Alyssa Sinopoli, Cash Laws, Moses McKinzey, Kennedy Hoard, Hendricks Coats, Elliott Prather and Nealy Webster.

Also performing will be 2017 winner Isabelle Martinez-Amos (Belle Gray).

Winners will be invited to perform at Gold Rush, at the Mountain Moonshine Festival and at No One Alone’s annual Chili Cook-Off in Hancock Park on Veterans Day.

NOA is a women’s domestic violence shelter serving Dawson and Lumpkin Counties. All proceeds from the event will go to help the shelter, which along with shelter facilities also provides crisis intervention and ongoing support programs, counseling and legal advocacy to families in crisis as well as community awareness programs to the general public and in the schools. All services NOA provides are free and confidential.

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