Violet Stars

Indian River's Got Talent

Use Your Talent to Support ELC!

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What's your talent? We want to know!

How can your talent help support the ELC?

We thought our community could use something fun and positive to focus on and what better way than to share our talents with one another? OPEN TO ALL AGES, ALL TALENTS!


Step up, be brave, let loose and help us unite the community in a celebration of what makes Indian River truly special. It’s not just the ocean, lagoon, restaurants, venues and activities that make this the best place in the country to live, it is our people, each unique and wonderful, choosing to be connected, embracing life and positivity, supporting one another!

Get your act together - we are accepting submissions from all ages!

Submission deadline: TBA 2022*


*Check back here for more details and follow us on Facebook.

  • Submit an up to a two-minute video of any talent suitable for public viewing. 

  • Submissions can be one person or up to as many participants you would like.

  • Please only submit one entry per person.

Read the rules for the contest here.

Meet Our Event Committee

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Amber Batchelor — Director of Women’s Business Center, weVENTURE at Florida Institute of Technology

Anna Valencia — Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at White Glove Moving, Radio Host and Networking Leader

Barbara Schlitt Ford — Executive Director at the Environmental Learning Center

Brandon Putzke — Treasure Coast Percussion and Souljam Musician

Britney Melchiori — MarComm and Partner Success Director at the Sebastian Chamber

Crystal Bujol — Founder and Artistic Director of the Gifford Youth Orchestra

Demetria "Dee Dee" Williams, LMHC — Social Action Chair, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Lambda Beta Zeta Chapter), Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Dori Stone — President of the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce

Doug Herron — Executive Director of the Education Foundation

Dr. Deborah Long — Coordinator of Equity, Family & Community Engagement

Dr. Katie Nall — Program Director, IRSC

John Curtis — IOD Nonprofit Consultant

Jon Putzke — Artistic Director and Owner of Theatre-Go-Round, Vero Beach Theatre Guild

Kat Redner — Marketing and Communications Coordinator at ELC, Host for Destination America and Visit IRC

Mark Wygonik — Artist, Cultural Council, Art Village BOD, Gifford Youth Orchestra BOD 

Milo Thornton —Major Bureau of Administration at Indian River County Sheriff’s Office

Oscar Sales — Marketing Director of Riverside Theatre        

Priscilla Rodriguez — Social Media Manager and Founder of Outreach Social

Rachel Wright — ELC Volunteer, Author

Willi Miller - Creator, Willi Miller’s Arts Blast! and The Cultural Connection with Willi Miller

IRGT Ambassadors

Alla Kramer — Business Office Manager at Renaissance Senior Living of Vero Beach
Annie Padnuk — Musician, Personal Tutor and Mindfulness Educator of Harvard Girl Tutoring
Dr. Deborah Long — Coordinator of Equity, Family & Community Engagement of SDIRC
Joe Coakley — Community Relations Specialist of Marine Bank & Trust
Jon Putzke — Artistic Director and Owner of Theatre-Go-Round, Artistic Director of Vero Beach Theatre Guild
Reverend Jack Diehl — Interfaith Community