Byron to showcase hidden talents


Performers share an act in the 2016 Byron’s Got Talent show. This year’s event on March 19 will include comedy, singing, dancing and other talent.

Byron Health Center will highlight the talents of residents and staff during the fourth annual Byron’s Got Talent at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19.

The event is free of charge, and the public is encouraged to attend the show in the Eakin Family Room at Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Road, Fort Wayne. Some light refreshments will be served, including popcorn and punch.

Residents and staff who want to be involved in Byron’s Got Talent go through try-outs. Over a dozen acts are signed up, including groups and solo acts. Performances include comedy, singing, dancing and karaoke.

Fort Wayne’s Jack Hammer will host the 2-hour show. After a 25-year career in radio, Hammer reinvented himself as the executive director of the Three Rivers Festival. He has emceed shows with major names in rock ‘n’ roll.

“The Byron’s Got Talent event is encouraged to showcase the many wonderful talents of our residents and staff, some of which may have been hidden for quite some time,” said Nichole Miller, Byron Health Center’s director of life enrichment. “I can’t wait for the participants to showcase their creative side.”

Celebrity judges and a secret Byron Health Center judge will critique acts on presentation, production and originality. Performers will compete for recognition, including Most Entertaining Act, Most Original Act and Audience Choice Act.

Special friends of Byron Health Center have received exclusive invitations, including congregation members of Keefer Creek Baptist Church and students, staff and parents from both Eel River and Oak View elementary schools.

Byron Health Center provides care for adults with complex needs including physical, mental, emotional and neurological services.