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.
The HaMmy’s talent competition had its debut at Holt High School and attracted musicians of all ages, Delhi’s township supervisor said March 12. C.J. Davis hosted and kept things moving throughout the show that included around 20 different acts. His main goal was to provide entertainment and to send his audience home with something to talk about. “Our expectation was to get one done and plant the seed,” he said. “The show moved along, and we have good talent here.”
He said he would have loved to see the Margaret Livensparger Theater at Holt High School filled with 800 people, but he was realistic and knew the talent competition was still in development and wouldn’t attract a large audience for its first show.
Holt and Mason will compete for the HaMmy in the 1st Annual Holt and Mason Scholarship Talent Show, the mayor said Feb. 15, 2013. Mason Mayor Leon Clark said Holt and Mason will each hold their own talent shows and have their winners compete against each other for the HaMmy in the finals. “We want to provide as much talent as possible,” he said. “If you’re a singer, dancer, comedian or poet, you can do that.