Bender, morning show host of Bender & Molly on 106.1 KISS-FM, returns to host the Oct. 7 Kent Has Talent program. COURTESY PHOTO

Kent Community Foundation to host second annual Kent Has Talent

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:47pm
  • Life

The Kent Community Foundation hosts its second annual Kent Has Talent – an all-ages talent show – on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th St., Kent.

Presented by Denali Federal Credit Union, Kent Has Talent will feature dancing, singing and other talents in three ages groups: youth (ages 12 and younger), ages 13 to 19 (teen) and ages 20 and up (adult). There will be a grand prize winner, division winners and an audience choice award, all receiving cash prizes.

Bender, morning show host of Bender & Molly on 106.1 KISS-FM, will be the event’s emcee.

Due to the generosity of community sponsors, all proceeds for the event will benefit the Kent Community Foundation.

Supporters include: presenting sponsor, Denali Federal Credit Union; grand prize sponsor, Marti Reeder of John L. Scott, Covington-Kent-Maple Valley; youth prize sponsor, Cathy Wahlin, Windermere Real Estate/PSK Inc.; teen prize sponsor, Bowen Scarff Lincoln Ford; and adult prize sponsor, Eberle Vivian.

Friends of Kent Community Foundation include Airways Brewing; Ina Balash; Brandon, Heather and Kyle Burris; Cindi Cameron; Curran Law Firm; Fairway Mortgage; Golden Steer Steak ‘n’ Rib House; Russ and Brenda Farwell; the Hobson family;; Satwinder Kaur and family; Dee Klem and family; Gary and Amy Lee; Jim and Marily McGinnis; Lew and Karen Sellers; and Harry and Maria Smith.

In-kind sponsors include Allegro Performing Arts; Schmeedes Creative; Copy It Mail It Covington; Virtually Yourz; Kent Station; and Width Photography.

While all major sponsorships have already been matched with community partners, those wishing to support the event and the foundation can become Friends of the Foundation for $100. They will be listed in the event program and on the Kent Community Foundation website. To become a Friend of the Foundation or for more information about the event, contact Kent Community Foundation president Dee Klem at

Tickets for Kent Has Talent are $20 each for adults and $10 for kids (plus service fee), and are available for purchase online.

Founded in 1986, the Kent Community Foundation is a nonprofit, and all donations are tax deductible. The foundation has recently expanded its mission beyond cultural arts, education, grants and scholarships to strengthen and support the greater Kent community through partnerships and philanthropy.

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