Talented teens take center stage in downtown Fort Wayne this weekend, thanks to Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council.
“The Council wanted to do something that would showcase downtown for teens and I thought it was a great idea. These young people worked hard at putting together the event, securing sponsors and organizing all of the logistics. I’m thrilled that they realize this is indeed their Fort Wayne and that they pushed to start an event that will connect our youth to our downtown in a unique way,” said Mayor Tom Henry.
The Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council (MYEC) will host “Fort Wayne’s Almost Famous” on Saturday April 30, 2011 at Parkview Field. Created to give teens a place to interact and enjoy downtown Fort Wayne, this free night of entertainment will include live bands, dance groups, acoustic performers and other talented teen acts. The show starts at 5:00 pm with the final act taking the stage at 9:00pm. The event is free to the public.
Mayor Henry started MYEC as an all - teen, volunteer council dedicated to service-learning, leadership and engagement with citizens in the Fort Wayne area. The 27 members of the MYEC encourage the youth of Fort Wayne to become involved in their community through government and participation in community events. This event featuring teens in the heart of their City meets those objectives.
"We thank Mayor Henry for believing in us and allowing us to start what we hope will be an annual tradition. The kids we talk to are excited about the event and we think it is a great chance to showcase not only teen talent but our downtown," said Madeline Slusser, MYEC President and Bishop Dwenger junior.
“I commend the Youth Council on this tremendous effort. I hope the community will recognize their efforts by attending the event this Saturday at Parkview Field. Supporting this event shows that we are passionate about making the lives of our children better,” said Mayor Henry.
This event showcases young talent and promotes their active role in our community. Performances will cover a variety musical genres such as acoustic, rock, pop, dance, and hip-hop. The headliner band is, The Injured List, from Adrian, Michigan.
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