OCEAN COUNTY, NJ: The Second Annual Turton Talent Show was held Saturday evening, September 21st, at the Algonquin Theatre in Manasquan, NJ. The event was an entertaining success with singing, dancing, and a variety of solo and small group performing acts. 

The Turton Talent Show, hosted of course by Diane Turton, Realtors, is an exciting evening of showcasing local talent. The children and teens participating were able to be a part of giving back to local youth, with proceeds to benefit CASA of Ocean County and Collier Youth Services. 

"The mission of Collier Youth Services and CASA of Ocean County is near and dear to my heart. Both of these great organizations provide help and support to our youth, allowing them the opportunity to realize their full potential. Nothing could be more important. On behalf of the Judges, Sponsors and myself we are deeply honored to again support such a wonderful event," said Diane Turton, President and Founder, Diane Turton, Realtors. “Congratulations to all of the contestants. You are all winners!” 

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The shows sponsors were: Doolan’s Shore Club, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Homes & Land Magazine, HomeBridge Financial, Joe Leone’s, Manasquan Bank, VHT Studios, Wells Fargo, Sisters of the Good Shepherd and Diane Turton, Realtors. 

Matt Ryan of 94.3 The Point radio station was the Emcee of the event. The competition judges were: James Vaccaro, President Manasquan Bank, Father Alphonse, Music Director Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea, Alison Franck, Broadway Casting Professional and Diane Turton, President and Founder, Diane Turton, Realtors.

The show featured the talent of children and teens ages 8 to 18 and there were 17 acts competing to win the Judges Choice Award and the Audience Favorite Award. The Judges Choice Award was won by Sienna Grinwald-Alves who sang “Love’s Philosophy”. The Audience Favorite Award was won by Brayden Morgan who sang “A Million Dreams”.

The follow are the contestants who competed for the two awards in order of appearance: 

Grace Koenig and Leah Rodriguez 
Brayden Morgan
Julia Elizabeth
Cindy Chandler
Adah Christian
Jacqueline Murphy
Shane Cartwright
Isabella Emerson
Mariella Diab
Olivia Marino
Anna Bergen & Riley McDonald 
Harry Centrella
Julianna LaMonica
Sienna Grinwald-Alves
Angelina Bella
Christie DeNicola
Vianna Rose

Stay tuned for the date to be announced for the Third Annual Turton Talent Show! 

For more information about CASA of Ocean County: visit CASAofOceanCounty.org

For more information about Collier Youth Services, visit: www.collieryouthservices.org.

For more information about Diane Turton, Realtors visit:  www.dianeturton.com