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Hoosier Star Again Unlocks Bank

(La Porte, IN) - Horizon Bank is again sponsoring a popular and prestigious singing contest in La Porte.


A $10,000 check was presented Tuesday to Tim King, Executive Director of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra. The presentation was made by Steve Kring, President of the Northwest Indiana Region of Horizon Bank.


The symphony annually puts on the “Hoosier Star” contest as a significant fundraiser for the orchestra. The check presented by Horizon Bank is for the Hoosier Star contest scheduled for September 17 at the Civic Auditorium.


King said Horizon Bank had been a Platinum Sponsor of the contest every year since Hoosier Star, always drawing a large audience, was started 17-years ago. 


Contestants come from all over northern Indiana and southwest Michigan to try out. In addition, some contestants have traveled from as far as southern Indiana to showcase their singing ability.


Five youth and five adult finalists vying for cash prizes sing to a live orchestra, and the winners are selected with help from the audience.

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