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Byron Health Center’s Talent Show Confirms Celebrity Judges

Byron Health Center will highlight the talents of residents and staff during the 3rd annual Byron’s Got Talent event ‘Welcome to Our House’ on Sunday, March 6th starting at 2:00 p.m. in the Eakin Family Room at Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Rd on the north side of Fort Wayne. Residents and staff who want to be involved in Byron’s Got Talent ‘Welcome to Our House’ are going through a try-out process. Over a dozen acts are secured to perform, including both groups and solo acts. Performances range from comedy, singing, dancing and even karaoke.

Participating acts will be assessed on presentation, production and originality by several celebrity judges including WANE TV Chief Meteorologist Nicholas Ferreri, Embassy Theatre Marketing Director Barb Richards and Ellison Bakery President Todd Wallin as well as a ‘super-secret’ Byron Health Center staff judge. Performers will be competing for special recognition in one of four performance categories including Most Entertaining Solo Act, Most Entertaining group Act, Most Original Act and Audience Choice Act.

The two-hour event will be hosted by Fort Wayne’s own Jack Hammer. After a successful 25 year career in Radio, Hammer reinvented himself as the Executive Director of the Three Rivers Festival, Indiana’s second largest summer festival. As a lifelong MC, entertainer and musician, Hammer has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Rock & Roll. Hammer also enjoys being a part of helping to make Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne a better place to live and play.

Byron’s Got Talent has a specific theme this year: ‘Welcome to Our House’,” said Byron Health Center Director of Life Enrichment, Nichole Miller. “We want all to feel welcome at Byron Health Center and we hope to entertain everyone at our third installment of Byron’s Got Talent. Please come on out and enjoy the afternoon with us!”

The event is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend. Special friends of Byron Health Center have received exclusive invitations, including: congregation members of Keefer Creek Baptist Church, students, staff and parents from both Eel River and Oak View Elementary School and the Fort Wayne Derby Girls. Refreshments will be served, including popcorn and punch. The technical production will be assisted by members of Keefer Creek Baptist Church.

Byron Health Center provides physical, mental, emotional and neurological services to meet the needs of young and older adults. Each resident is recognized as an individual with unique needs who seeks and deserves to reach his or her optimal potential. Byron Health Center and Byron Residential Center continue a tradition of over 160 years of serving the long-term health care needs of Indiana residents. Byron Health Center is licensed to provide intermediate and skilled nursing care while Byron Residential Center provides services to individuals who are more independent and are able to live in a residential setting.