The Jackson County Justice League 4-H Club is sponsoring the sixth annual Jackson County Youth’s Got Talent from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at Ripley Elementary School.

“I love to watch America’s Got Talent,” Rita Douglas event coordinator said. “I wanted to provide the youth in our area an opportunity to showcase their talents, whatever they may be.”

Auditions will be held at the Ripley Library from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 14. Youth, ages 5-18, are welcome to participate.

Acts need to be family friendly and can be anything from singing to dancing, comedy to gymnastics, musicians to magicians, and anything in between. Youth with talented pets are also encouraged to audition.

Prizes will be awarded in four categories: first-place, $125; second-place, $75; third-place, $50; and Audience Choice, $25.

Swiftees will be providing all winners with a special t-shirt to commemorate their accomplishment.

The winning acts will also be asked to perform at Ripley’s West Virginia Chocolate Festival on Saturday, April 4.

Anyone interested in trying out that cannot attend auditions on March 14, is encouraged to contact Rita Douglas via Facebook under Jackson County Youth’s Got Talent 2020.

Acts who are selected to perform in the competition will be required to pay a $20 registration fee.

Public admission is $3 per person at the door the day of the event on April 3.

All the proceeds go toward sending youth to 4-H camp.