ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Elmira/Corning NAACP held a talent show on Saturday in honor of Black History Month. "Show Your Talent, Be A Star" was held at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Elmira. The event started off with guest speaker, Nicholas Jubilee, who's a student at Corning-Painted Post High School. From there, kids and teens could take the stage and showcase their talents. Whether it be singing, or dancing, organizers of the event say its main purpose is to empower the younger generation.
"Whoever we're going to have performing,m or whatever they might be doing, you should come show up and let them know that you care, because you can talk the talk, but if they don't see you out here in the audience, they're wondering, "Do you really support me," said Elmira/Corning NAACP President, Georgia Verdier. "I say to some out and show them. So we are hoping that parents will come out to support the kids and the kids will just be empowered to do more than they're doing today."
To learn more about the local chapter of the NAACP, you can visit their website at: http://www.elmiracorningnaacp.org/.