Evie Van Vorhis to compete in Ohio Has Talent, Feb. 24

Evie Van Vorhis performs "Ave Maria" with the Toledo Symphony conducted by Sara Jobin


Evie Van Vorhis, an eight-year-old, third grade student at Conneaut Elementary School, will sing at a regional talent show in Van Wert on Feb. 24 called, Ohio Has Talent!

Van Vorhis is one of 18 performers selected from the nearly 60 acts that auditioned for the show in November. Contestants will compete for $1,000, $500 and $250 cash-prizes, with winners determined by audience votes.

Van Vorhis began singing at age four and recently had the honor of singing the national anthem at a Martina McBride concert and was a feature soloist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. She is the daughter of Beth Van Vorhis.

Ohio Has Talent! is a benefit show for CHP Hospice, a nonprofit organization. It will be held at 7 p.m. at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 St. Rte. 118, Van Wert. Tickets for the show are available online at www.npacvw.org or by calling 419-238-6722.

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