Letter to the Editor

Thanks for concert coverage

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Heartland Talent Showcase would like to thank the Southeast Missourian for helping make out Winter Benefit Concert a success. From the moment we stepped into your offices and were assisted by Ashley Aufdenberg in setting up our ads for the two weeks preceding our event, we were impressed. A few days later we were contacted by your reporter Lydia King, who not only took her time in the interviewing process but also wrote an excellent article preceding the concert. To be featured on the SE Live page was above any expectations we could have imagined.

At the concert a photographer was in attendance and captured many performers on stage, one of which was featured in Sunday's paper, with the rest available online. Your newspaper has been a tremendous boost for Heartland Talent Showcase by informing the area about this new talent venue. We plan to grow bigger every year, reaching out to many communities bringing a new era of talent competition to the Cape Girardeau area -- one of which everyone will be proud. We encourage all youths ages 6 to 22 to join us for our first season of talent excitement.

MARLENE CREECH DUDLEY, co-chairman, Heartland Talent Showcase, Cape Girardeau