Hickory – The annual Rotarian Idol singing competition returns this Saturday, March 27 at 7:00pm. The virtual event will be broadcast live online. Tickets are $20 for individual streaming or $35 for families or groups. Tickets are available online at rotarianidol.com.

Paula Holdaway, one of the contestants, just loves to sing and she’s been doing it since she was two years old. “Singing is relaxing to the soul”, says Holdaway. The Thomasville native worked in Nashville for a time as a demo recording artist. She’s opened shows for country music stars including Crash Craddock and the Hank Williams Drifting Cowboys Band. Holdaway and her husband David have a son and a ten-year-old grandson.

Rotarian Idol is the signature fundraiser of the Rotary Club of Hickory and gives the community the ability to impact the lives of people here and around the globe. Funds raised go to support local educational programs such as the Catawba County Partnership for Children’s Dolly Parton ImaginationLibrary, college scholarships, Hickory Teacher of the Year awards, as well as humanitarian and educational projects around the world.

For tickets, go to rotarianidol.com. For further information email [email protected].

Photo provided by participant. Paula Holdaway