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‘Be the Voice’ for Habitat

El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity will hold its first singing competition with a $1,000 prize going to the winner.

“Be The Voice” is a singing competition that begins on Facebook where anyone older than 13 can submit an audition video before July 25. Contestants then help to promote their video by getting their Facebook friends to give their video a “thumbs up” or “like.”

On July 25 the top 10 finalists will be picked by El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity staff and will be judged primarily on how many “Likes” their audition receives on Facebook. On Aug. 1 the top 10 contestants will then receive thier own special code for SMS/text voting and can invite their friends and family to text their special code to “Sing.”

Each text or “vote” will cost $5 and will be a donation to the El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity. Voting will be open from Aug1-20. The top 10 finalists will perform at the El Dorado Hills Habitat for Humanity first Hoe’Down event at Burke Junction in Cameron Park on Aug. 20. To audition log on to facebook.com/singforhabitat.

Admission to Hoe’Down for Habitat is free and provides many activities for kids including train rides, magicians and an Old Wild West Gun Fight. The event will also bring back the BBQ Rib Showdown Rib Cook-Off, and add other talent competions like the hip hop dance competition, ($600 first prize) and a “Fastest Baseball Pitch” with $100 going to the fastest pitcher.

Burke Junction is located at 3300 Coach Lane in Cameron Park. Gates open at 4 p.m. with activities running until 10.

Proceeds from this event will help fund future building projects near El Dorado and will help the El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity provide affordable housing to families in need. Owning a home seems out of reach for many Americans; Habitat helps by offering no-interest loans to those who have completed 300 to 500 hours of sweat equity on their own home or other homes.

Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 300,000 houses, providing shelter for more than 1 million people in nearly 90 countries around the world. A new Habitat house is completed somewhere in the world every 21 minutes.

El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1998 and was formed as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International serving El Dorado County. Their mission is to create successful homeowner opportunities for families with limited incomes by building sustainable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods.

Habitat for Humanity welcomes all people to build simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity call (530) 621-2111

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