by Ethan Merrill
Holt Journal Staff Writer
Buddies Pub and Grill was host to the opening round of the second annual Holt Hammy Talent Challenge, an event aimed at displaying local talent and raising money for the HOLT Scholarship. About 60 area residents were inside the banquet room at Buddies on Feb. 25 to enjoy the music, dancing and food provided by the Hammys. The contest was free to enter, and participants of all ages performed 15 acts throughout the night. Judges rated each act on: Vocals, appearance, stage presence and overall performance.