The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is holding auditions to crown the next winner of Haverhill Idol at KidsFEST 2013.
Auditions are Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 from noon to 5 p.m. at Haverhill Community Television, 60 Elm St. Contestants will be asked to perform one song, without music, in front of a panel of judges consisting of members from the business and music communities.
The competition is divided by two age groups: Junior Idol (grades 2 to 6) and Senior Idol (grades 7 to 12). A total of 10 participants, five Junior Idol finalists and five Senior Idol finalists will pass through the audition phase and perform in front of a live audience. The auditions are being held in collaboration with Merrimack Valley Hospital and Trinity EMS.
The top three winners in the Junior and Senior divisions will win savings bonds donated by Pentucket Bank. In addition, first-place winners will be offered the chance to perform at the Christmas Stroll in December and again at KidsFEST 2014. Applications are available on the Chamber’s website and must be submitted by April 11. Applications may be dropped off at the Haverhill Police Department, 40 Bailey Blvd., mailed to Paul Malone, c/o the Haverhill Police Department, 40 Bailey Blvd., Haverhill, MA 01830, or emailed to email@example.com.
A representative from the KidsFEST committee will notify applicants of their audition date and time. KidsFEST will be held Sunday, May 5 on the upper level of the Merrimack Street parking deck from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, May 19. Admission is free. To learn more about KidsFEST 2013 visit www.haverhillchamber.com.
New boxing club to hold fundraiser dinner
Haverhill Downtown Boxing, a new boxing club set to open at 84 Locust St., will hold a pasta dinner fundraiser April 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sons of Italy, 124 Washington Street.