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Nearly 200 fans are expected to rock house at the second annual Lutheran Services for the Aging Idol competition Thursday evening at Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks.
The performances begin at 5:30 p.m. at the nursing home on Klumac Road. The public is invited.
Mary Ann Johnson, director of church and community relations for Lutheran Services for the Aging, said, “Last year’s Idol competition was incredibly successful. The outpouring of support from residents, families and staff was simply amazing.”
So amazing that folks decided to do it again.
Winning finalists from competitions at Lutheran Services’ affiliates in Arden, Albemarle, Salisbury, Hickory and Winston-Salem will vie for the Idol title and a $500 cash prize.
Ready to perform on the Lutheran Home’s Idol stage are:
– Debbie Holman, activity director, Lutheran Home, Hickory.
– Charlene Bracley, activity coordinator, Lutheran Home, Winston-Salem.
– Richard Armada, landscaping department, Trinity Oaks Retirement Community.
– Theresa Honeycutt, licensed practical nurse, Lutheran Home, Albemarle.
– Erlinda Ramires, Lutheran Home, Hickory West.
– Harry Shotwell, Crescent View Retirement Community.
Judges include the Rev. Dr. Leonard H. Bolick, bishop of the N.C. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; LaVaughn Beaver, registered nurse and director of case management at Rowan Regional Medical Center; and Dr. Renee McCachren, professor of music and chairwoman of the Music Department at Catawba College.
Local jazz and blues vocalist Rebecca Stinson will provide an encore performance as the event’s master of ceremonies.
The competition is a production of Lutheran Services for the Aging’s Recruitment and Retention Committee, a staff empowerment initiative designed to retain and recruit employees.
“It’s been great fun for everyone and it has generated tremendous excitement throughout the organization,” Johnson said.

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