More singers needed for ‘Quest’

With both “Quest for the Best” and the inaugural “Kiddie Quest” planned for July 18, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce wants potential singing stars to be aware the deadline to sign up is this Friday (June 17).
Organizer Dawn Booth noted yesterday that quite a few spots are still open for both “Quest” and “Kiddie Quest.”
“We have three people confirmed for the normal ‘Quest’ and five for ‘Kiddie Quest,’” Booth said, adding she hopes to hear from more contestants prior to this week’s deadline.
Both “Quest” and “Kiddie Quest” need full line-ups (20 and 10, respectively) to go ahead, noted Booth.
The cost to enter “Quest” is $25 for a solo performer and $35 for a duet. “Kiddie Quest” costs $10 to enter.
A new addition this year, Booth said “Kiddie Quest” will run exactly like the normal version, with the only differences being that it’s open to contestants aged 13 and under and only a total of 10 contestants will compete.
“Kiddie Quest” will take place on the stage underneath the big tent at the Sporting Gap Marina before the regular “Quest,” likely at 6 or 6:30 p.m., and run about an hour.
As in past years, “Quest for the Best” will see a field of 20 individuals or duets take the stage to compete for prizes.
Contestants must be 14 or older. And while they cannot have won last year’s “Quest,” they could be a winner from any of the previous ones.
Booth also said both “Quest” and “Kiddie Quest” still are in need of some sponsors.
While most of the sponsors for “Quest” already have been confirmed, organizers are looking for help with the first-place ($500) and second-place ($300) prizes.
And they need one $500 sponsor for “Kiddie Quest.” This sponsor would be the sole sponsor of the event, covering all the prizes.
Booth noted “Quest” tickets will be on sale during the first week of July. They’ll cost $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
For more information on being a sponsor, or to pick up an entry form, call Booth at 274-5773 or drop by the Chamber office (474 Scott St.)