The 2019 Lincoln County Senior Games kicked off on Saturday, March 9, with the SilverArts Follies, which is the performance art portion of the competition. The performers were varied in their talents, which included music, dance and comedy.
The Best of Show award went to H. Michael Wirth for his vocal performance, which brought down the house. He will now advance to the N.C. Senior Games State finals.
Here is a roundup of gold medal winners:
Large instrumental group:
The Old Chimers, consisting of Carol Black, Donita Davis, Jill Heafner, Linda Holtsclaw, Winona Houser, Joyce Mitchem, Debra Putnam and Mary Treece.
Vocal small group: Margaret Christopher and Jim Gantt.
Vocal solo: Wirth.
Solo dance: Cathy Turman.
Small group dance:
Glenda Carter and Tommy Crump, with Margaret Christopher and Jim Gantt winning the silver medal.
Comedy small group:
Frances Senters and Dorothy Swart; Jill Heafner and Cathy Turman took the silver medal.
Cheerleading small group:
The WL Wildcats consisting of Donita Davis, Debra Putnam, Carol Black and Cathy Turman.
Entries for the Lincoln County Senior Games SilverArts competition are on display in the first-floor gallery at the Lincoln Cultural Center until the end of March. Awards will be given on Friday, March 15, at 11:30 a.m. The athletic portion of the games opens March 23 at the Lincolnton High School stadium at 9 a.m. The games will run through May 24.