KINGSTON — Thursday was a great night to be a Madison. It was an even better night for those who support abused and neglected children in the Wyoming Valley.
The NEPA Sings finals were held at Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for the Creative Arts to benefit CASA of Luzerne County, which recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to serve as the voice of abused and neglected children in the Luzerne County court system.
A field of 12 talented singers was narrowed to two young women named Madison who emerged victorious: Madison Woods took first place, while Madison Dompkosky was runner-up.
The first-place prize includes two tickets to “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway. The tickets and round-trip transportation to and from New York City are provided by the Martz Group. Woods will also have the opportunity to perform her song on “PA Live!” on WBRE.
The second-place prize includes two tickets to a show at the F.M. Kirby Center and a $100 gift certificate to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
The Times Leader also was a sponsor of the event.
Anyone who was not able to attend is welcome to support CASA’s efforts through donations by visiting its website, https://luzernecasa.org/or by calling the CASA office at 570-855-2247.
“This event was filled with so much talent and so much heart,” CASA officials said. “We are so thankful to all of our contestants for their time and dedication! Thank you for lifting up your voices for the children of Luzerne County.”