|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 goldenappleofrockford.com. 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!