Creekside Care hosts Talent Show

Published 11:24 am Monday, October 16, 2017

AHOSKIE – Accordius Health at Creekside Care held their inaugural Talent Show here Sept. 28.

Residents of Creekside and a large group of community members gathered under the night stars to watch the true stars of the local community perform. Everyone was blown away by the 10 contestants participating: Rooted performing “How Great Is Our God”, Resident Monnie Parker performing “Almost Persuaded”, Resident John Conroy performing “Cheeseburger In Paradise”, Heavenly Expressions praise dancing to “It’s Working”, James Smith performing “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, Gage Bolam solving a Rubik’s Cube, Kristin Outland performing “Set Fire to the Rain”, Dyasia Sutton praise dancing to “Greater is Coming” and Charlene Hodges presenting her art creations.

First place (non-resident) winner of a Talent Show hosted recently by Accordius Health at Creekside Care of Ahoskie was Kristin Outland, a student at Bertie Early College High School.

All the acts were spectacular and the four judges from the Creekside department team: Amanda Flythe, Admissions; Consuela Mabine, Social Worker; Derick Mitchell, Maintenance Director; and Crystal Powell, Admissions, had their work cut out for them in determining who would be the winners.

Judging on talent, appearance, enthusiasm, and crowd response the judges picked the top three. Third place and winning a trophy and a $25 cash prize went to Dyasia Sutton. Dyasia is a 13-year-old student at Hertford County Middle School who loves to spend her time shopping. She has been praise dancing for five years.

Rooted came in second place, winning a trophy and a $50 cash prize. Rooted is a band from Winton Baptist Church with members Camryn Piland, lead vocalist; Brycen Newsome, acoustic guitar; Frank Jones Jr, acoustic guitar; Jacob Branch, keyboard; Jacob Davis, bass guitar and Derick Davis, drums. Rooted was formed under the leadership of their Youth Pastor Derick Davis a year ago. Rooted loves to honor God with their talent.

The first place winner was the talented Kristin Outland, winning a trophy and a $100 cash prize. Kristin is a 14-year- old student at Bertie Early College. Her mother says she has been singing ever since she could talk and sings wherever she goes, even in the grocery store.

Gage Bolam won the Honorable Mention Award. Gage is an 18-year-old student at BACA in Askewville. Gage amazed the audience with solving a Rubik’s cube in just over one minute.

Earning the top prize in the Resident category was Monnie Parker who performed “Almost Persuaded.”

In the resident category, an art award went to Charlene Hodges who presented her art creations. Hodges loves spending time with her daughter and grandchildren.

Special recognition went to John Conroy. John enjoys singing and dancing to music. He considers himself a Parrot Head and sang his favorite Jimmy Buffet song.

The grand prize Resident winner was Monnie Parker. Mr. Monnie and his young bride, Libby, have been married for 61 years and have five children. Monnie loves music and has been singing since he was 13 years old and made a country music CD six years ago. Accordius Health at Creekside Care would like to thank the community for the great turnout and they are looking forward to another successful talent show next year.