Harbor Village- ‘The Voice’ Hits A High Note

Judy Kramer
County Reporter
About 70 people turned out to hear contestants sing three songs each at the Third Annual Voice of Harbor Village, on Saturday, June 23.  Three winners were selected out of 13 contestants from the Benton County area and Sedalia. They were Shirley Green, 1st place; Don Branine, (a Senior Center regular), 2nd place; and Dawn Self, 3rd Place.
The 1st place winner received a full day boat rental at Sterett Creek Marina. The 2nd place winner was awarded an RCE Tablet with keyboard. And the 3rd place winner won John Connely tickets with dinner, refreshments, and desert.
The contest was sponsored by Care Connection for Aging Services, and coordinated by Tammy Sage. It is one of the major fundraisers held by the Senior Center with proceeds coming from $10 entry fees, $5 pre-show tickets, $6 tickets at the door, and the sale of silent auction and concession items.
Sage said most of the contestants were older, starting in their 40s up to seniors, except a young lady in her early teens (Hailey Lester) who sang a fight song, and a man in his early 20s. 
“The show was fantastic, the volunteers were great and we had a lot of audience participation,” said Sage. “The silent auction raised a lot of money too. We want to thank all of those who gave monetary and food donations, as well as those from businesses helping to make all of this possible. We also appreciate our judges: Terry Marshall, and Russ Matthews.”
Because the list of donors was so long, Sage reported only those who donated money. They were Friends of Harbor Village, Walmart, Hawthorn Bank, State Farm Insurance, Mike Potter, Fisher Paint and Remodel, Bothwell Health Center Truman Lake, Golden Valley Medical Health Care, ReMax of Warsaw, Judy Masters and Mary Sharp.