Williamson County Parks and Recreation and Dreams Do Come True Princess Parties will partner together to host “Shine Your Light”, a youth vocal competition to benefit Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in honor of Ray of Light. Auditions will be held Monday, May 6 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin, TN. The competition will be divided into three age divisions: Youth Ages 5-8; Middle Ages 9-13; Teen Ages 14-18. The audition application and competition rules are available at www.rayoflighttn.com. An application fee of $30 must be included when application is submitted. Preliminary entries must be received by April 30.
The competition will be Saturday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Tickets are $10 and available at www.academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com.
Ray of Light was founded by Raymond Cruz, who has been fighting Stage 4 Ewing’s Like Sarcoma since January of 2017. Through this battle, he was given the opportunity to share his message of hope with people through his music, from the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to the stage of the Ryman Auditorium. Ray’s dream and mission is to make a difference by helping others and to help raise funds that will provide Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital with research and programs that will provide more help to the children and their families.