Support for Mission Valley Has Talent 2019 and Helping Hands Fund is strong. For the
second year, a responsive audience created an exciting atmosphere for entertainers as well
as event volunteers and organizers. Last Friday, Robert Parot, Native American Hoop Dancer
and last year’s winner, opened the talent show followed by 15 acts including vocalists,
instrumentalists and “Feats of Strength.”
More than 450 county residents cheered on their family, neighbors and friends during the
competition. After expenses are covered the talent show will raise $4500 to support the
Helping Hands Fund, a non-profit ministry of the Mission Valley Ministerial Association.
Gratitude can be spread generously throughout the valley. We start with a thank you to the
hard-working Helping Hands Fundraising Committee, then move to businesses and
sponsors, organizations and individuals that made this talent show possible. *Twenty-six
generous sponsors donated to help with event expenses.*Twenty four contestants
auditioned to be one of the 15 finalists. * Thirteen judges gave time and expertise.
*Volunteers gave time for two auditions, a rehearsal and finals. *Stage Manager Steve
Pickel and M.C. Brian Miskimins, of Anderson Broadcasting, created a smooth show. *Jordan
Albert, guest artist and a local musician, entertained while the judges tabulated.
Since 2004 HHF has provided emergency assistance to county residents. Newer programs
include creation and distribution of Baby Boxes to all new babies in the county; working with
schools, counselors and students through a holiday giving program as well as the food
pantry and thrift stores, and the Salvation Army. HHF volunteers collect items to fill
backpacks that are used by local law enforcement to comfort children who are separated
from familiar surroundings.
Our wrap-up discussion will consider two years of experience and input from contestants,
judges and audience members. Stay tuned for news about the next Mission Valley Has
Helping Hands Fundraising Committee
Mission Valley Has Talent