Community uses its talents for a greater cause

You may have heard of the popular television show, America's Got Talent.

Sunday, Quincy was home to its own version of the show.

More than 20 contestants filled the auditorium at John Wood Community College on Sunday afternoon for Tri-States Got The Talent.

All of them were hoping to win the grand prize. But it wasn't just about winning; all of the proceeds benefit the Relay for Life of Adams County.

"This was a just a way to honor the memories of our loved ones and do something we enjoy doing at the same time," Amy Terwelp, Captain of Team Dancing for a Cure said.

Amy Terwelp is the captain of Team Dancing for a Cure. She started the team two-and-a-half years ago to honor someone she'd lost to cancer.

"I lost my grandfather a little over five-years-ago to pancreatic cancer so I wanted to do something in his honor," Terwelp said.

Participants as young as six-years-old competed in Sunday's competition.

Singers, piano players and even ukulele players performed solo and group performances.

Lexi Albert has danced in this competition for the last two years.

"I realled enjoyed it and I enjoyed competing with my Elite Team, and it's for a really good cause," Lexi Albert said. "The organization does so many things."

Cash prizes were awarded for first through third place in each age category.