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815 Rising Stars Coming Up Soon!


Talented groups and individuals from all across Boone and Winnebago counties have submitted videos to Golden Apple Foundation over the past month. After intense review, a committee will be selecting 20 performers to be featured in the FREE VIRTUAL 815 Rising Stars talent show premiering at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, via a link at The top act wins a trophy and $500. The top 20 will be announced on June 14. This year, thanks to our sponsors, we are also awarding the runner-up ($250) and the third-place winner ($100)! Vote for your favorites with donations to Golden Apple Foundation, with as little as $1! View and vote from July 15 through noon Saturday, July 23.

A group of Golden Apple teachers created this event in 2021. Proceeds will support Golden Apple programming, including classroom grants. Thank you to sponsors Wendy’s, Associated Bank, Larson & Larson Builders, Ceroni Piping and WTVO/Fox 39. Good luck to all the performers!