Rose City, which has put together a small group of citizen volunteers to help better the community, have continued to keep their group active. The official name of the organization is the Rose City Revitalization Committee.
“Our committee is going pretty good. We are struggling to get our attendance to our meetings up, but we are working on it. We are still looking for board members and just wanting to get as many people to our meetings as possible,” said Committee member Victoria Cavalier. “We had an Easter egg hunt planned but it was canceled due to bad weather.”
The committee is also planning to do a community clean up when it gets a bit warmer.
“We are trying to put a team together for the Keep North Little Rock Beautiful Cleanup,” Cavalier said.
Anyone who wants to learn more about the committee can look at its Facebook page, she said.
One project the Rose City Revitalization Committee is in the process of promoting is the North Little Rock Idol Competition.
Cavalier said there are two age groups for the NLR Idol Competition. There are a junior Category ages 9-16 and an Adult Category 17-26 years of age.
“If you are 16 or younger you must be accompanied by an adult,” she said.
All Correspondence must be submitted to: Rose City Revitalization Committee, P.O. Box 17023, North Little Rock, AR 72117.The entry fees are $15 for ages 9-16 and $20 for ages 17-26. All proceeds will go to support the revitalization committee, said Cavalier.
Anyone who wants to participate needs to submit an application, a CD of you singing, and the entry Fee of cash or money order.
“All performances are limited to three to five minutes,” she said. “Entering this contest does not guarantee that you will be awarded a spot in the final competition. Any music is accepted with absolutely no profanity. This will result in immediate disqualification of the competition.”
Applicants are required to provide their own music for this event.
“We will provide a Sound System. This is a two day process,” she said.
Once a CD is submitted, the committee will select 50 over all people to try to earn a spot in the top 20.
“There will be 25 people in the junior category and 25 people in the adult category,” Cavalier said. “If you are selected we will contact you by phone and invite you to come back on May 3 at 6 p.m. to North Little Rock Academy on Lynch Drive. There will be a panel of judges to listen to you sing your song selection. At the end of this part of the competition cuts will be made getting us down to the top 20 people. There will be 10 in the junior category and 10 in the adult category. These contestants will come back on May 4, and perform for our panel of judges.”
The junior group will start at 11 a.m.
“When this group is finished we will announce the winner for this age group. Because of limited space and parking we will have to start the adult round of the completion at 1 p.m. Once both age groups have a final winner both categories will be rewarded a $200 cash prize and trophy.”
Cavalier said the committee would have some guest judges on hand and people from all surrounding community groups. “Each participant will be allowed two guest of their choice. Anything after that will be charged $3 to get in at the door. We will also have concession on hand to purchase as well,” she said.
The deadline for CD/Application is April 22. Applications can be picked up at the Rose City Police Sub Station between the hours of 4-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.