Patch Ministries seeks contestants for Rising Star of Tennessee vocal contest

Patch Ministries of Blount County will host its Rising Star of Tennessee vocal contest this April. This fund-raising event is open to all ages and genres of music and will raise funds to make repairs on homes for low-income families, disabled neighbors and the elderly.

Rising Star of Tennessee is open to all solo vocalists who submit a complete application, along with appropriate release forms, a recent photograph, a song on CD or cassette tape, biography, and a $25 entry fee, to the Patch Ministries office by April 4. Information and applications are available at or by calling 865-661-7824.

All performances will be held at Monte Vista Baptist Church at 1735 Old Niles Ferry Road in Maryville. The live adult semi-final round is at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18, and the youth semi-final road is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. Finals for both groups will be at 7 p.m. on April 25.

One hundred percent of proceeds will fund Patch Ministries’ annual budget to serve families in Blount County.

As a non-profit Christian organization, Patch Ministries identifies people living in substandard housing, evaluates their specific housing needs, and coordinates community resources to address them. Its mission is to eliminate unsafe and unsanitary housing in Blount County. Since 2003, Patch Ministries has helped more than 60 families.

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