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Apr 23, 2011

Super Star Contest press release

Category: Old Fort Days Rodeo

Pam Carter


(Fort Smith, AR) - A vocal talent competition designed to shine the spotlight on area singers will take place on Saturday, May 7th, 2011 in the parking lot of CAVENDER’S WESTERN OUTFITTER, 7605 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith, AR. The Old Fort Days Super Star Contest, the official kickoff for the rodeo, will give local singers the opportunity to sing “The National Anthem” at this year's Old Fort Days Rodeo.

“Anyone can tryout at this great event”, says Pam Carter, member of the Old Fort Days Super Star Contest committee. “Each person who enters will have a few seconds to give their best rendition of the National Anthem to a panel of qualified judges.” The judges will then select 10 finalists to perform the Anthem in its entirety. Six winners will be selected to perform the National Anthem during the Old Fort Days Rodeo, which takes place May 30th through June 4th at Kay Rodgers Park. “Those winners will also be scheduled to perform on the Dr. Pepper Stage at Kay Rodgers Park. The same stage Carrie Underwood performed on” said Carter.

Registration will take place from 7am to 9am and the official contest will begin shortly after that. “The contest is open to all ages. Just remember, don’t forget the words!” said Carter. The public is encouraged to attend and cheer for their favorite contestant. Refreshments will be available all day. Cavender’s and Breeden Dodge, the event sponsors, will also host a special contest that day. Attendees will have an opportunity to try to guess how many pairs of boots are loaded into the bed of a Dodge truck. The person closest to the actual number will win a $100 Cavender’s Western Outfitters gift certificate and a pair of Old Fort Days Rodeo tickets for opening night.

Performers can pick up the official rules at Cavenders’s Western Outfitters or they can view and download the rules online at www.kayrodgerspark.com.

The Old Fort Days Rodeo is a community project sponsored by the Arkansas-Oklahoma Regional Education and Promotion Association, Inc. The Association, which is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit corporation, was organized exclusively for the purpose of educating and informing the residents of Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma about agricultural matters.