Second annual Tri-State Stars raise funds to help area kids
HUNTINGTON — Dancer Kirsten Irvin won the People’s Choice Award at the second annual Tri-State Stars competition Saturday night at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. She was awarded $1,000 and a trophy.
Musician Sasha Collette won the Judges’ Choice Award ($500 and a trophy), and the band Meachem Toward Carper won the Philanthropy Award for most money raised.
They were among 11 acts — including Kat Allen and Alan Brown, Shaylee Brown, Sophie Eastone, Heavy Hitters, Daniel Ferreira, Jason Roach, Mattox Hale and Beauty Shop Boys — that performed as part of the fundraiser for the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation and the West Virginia Children’s Home Society.
Velma Workman, development outreach coordinator at Cabell Huntington Hospital, said final proceeds had yet to be tallied, but the event doubled attendance this year, as well as doubling online voting funds.