Taste of Talent registration packets available

Registration packets are being accepted for the ninth annual Taste of Talent vocal competition.

The Franklin Fine Arts Council will sponsor the competition which begins in June and is held at Bandstand Park in Franklin.

The competition is open to individual soloists ages 16 years old and up.

Registration packets may be submitted through the beginning of May.

Competitions will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 20, 27; and July 11, 18 and 25.

Semifinals will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and the finals will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, immediately following Taste of Franklin event.

The winner of the competition will receive $1,000 sponsored.

Prize monies totaling $200 — $100 cash and $100 in a Franklin retail gift certificate — will be awarded to the three semi-finalists.

The Taste of Talent competition has been a huge success with audiences of 800 to 1,400, according to the arts council.

The council said the contest’s competitors are quite popular and in demand in performing venues.

The Taste of Talent application packet is available at: www.franklinpa.gov Festival/Events Tab; by calling 437-1619, Ext. 123, or by emailing rbeith@franklinpa.gov.