Prelim entry postmark deadline Wednesday
• Special to the Leader & Times
Got talent? It’s time to enter the 2011 Pancake Day Talent Show. Preliminaries are set for Sat., Feb. 5, with the finals slated for March 7 at Liberal High School. Entries for the preliminary competition must be postmarked by Wednesday or taken to the Tourist Information Center in Liberal by 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 29.
At the preliminary round on Feb. 5, judges will score all entries and choose five acts in each category to move on to the finals. The contest is open to all non-professional entertainers with the exception of the Pro-Am division. A professional entertainer is defined as anyone who has received $2,000 or more from entertaining.
The March 7 finals will spotlight 25 acts as they compete for trophies and prize money in five categories: Tiny Tot (4-8), Intermediate (9-12), Junior (13-16), Senior (17-20) and Pro-Am (open to all professional and amateur entertainers, regardless of age). An average of $2,700 in prize money has been awarded each of the last three years.
Entry forms and official rules can be obtained by calling 626-0170 Monday through Friday, emailing
or picking up at the Liberal Tourist Information Center. Entry forms are also available on the Pancake Day Web site: www.pancakeday.net.
Entry forms should be returned to Sally Fuller, 1 Yellow Brick Road, Liberal, KS, 67901. They must be postmarked by Wednesday or taken to the Tourist Information Center, 1 Yellow Brick Road, Liberal, by 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 29. No entries will be accepted after this time. All entry fees of $40 per act must accompany the entry forms. Contestants who want verification that an entry form was received should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or send by registered mail. The Pancake Day Talent Show is sponsored by the Liberal Lions Club. For more information, call 626-0170.