No this isn't a Backstreet Boys concert, it's the annual Mr. Big Dawg Contest, sponsored by the Cedartown High School DECA Club.
This year's contest will feature the theme of "Decades."
The contest will be held Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., at the Cedartown Civic Auditorium.
All participants will dress and display a talent either in the styles of the 1950's, 60's, 70's or 80's.
The competitors will compete in two areas: formal wear, which requires a tuxedo, and talent.
Pam Sullins, DECA advisor, explains that several different types of talents have been submitted for the contest.
An Elvis Presley impersonator, skits from the motion picture "Grease," as well as singing and dancing will be featured in the contest.
Entertainment for the night will be provided by PACE (Performing Arts Cherokee Elementary) and a dance skit featuring the underclassmen contestants.
CHS staff members Chris McKelvey and Kriss York will be serving as emcees for the night.
The public is invited to attend the event and tickets can be purchased for $5 in advance at Holmes Clothing, Holmes for Her, Cedarstream Shirt Company, Moore's and Brackett's Cleaners.
Tickets can also be purchased at the auditorium door the night of the event for $7.
All proceeds will be donated to Polk County Humane Society.
Senior contestants are as follows:
—Patrick Dizon: 17, the son of Mario and Konda Dizon. He is a member of DECA, Drama, German Club and photographer of Student Council. Patrick is an active member of the First Baptist Church and participates in the youth group. He also enjoys talking on the phone, hanging out with friends, going to the movies and going to the mall. After graduation, he plans to attend Jacksonville State University and then he would like to be an MTV V.J. and work in the movies.
—Dennis Drummond: 18, the son of Micky and Carolyn Drummond. He is the President of Key Club and Spanish Club, a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Bowl Team, FCCLA, Academic Decathlon and also a Renaissance Ambassador. Dennis is a Governor's Honor's Nominee, December Student of the Month, a scholar athlete and recipient of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. His hobbies include fishing, working out, bowling and spending time with family and friends. He is also an active member of Lake Creek Baptist Church and he is working on the "Focus on the Children" project through FCCLA which allows him to read to elementary school students. After graduation, Dennis plans to attend Mercer University and play baseball. He plans to major in Biology and obtain a teaching certificate. He also wants to start a family and complete his Ph.D.
—Morgan Ewers: 17, the son of Larry Ewers and Pam Ewers-Gaston. He is the President of DECA and a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. His hobbies include going out on the weekends and playing football with friends. He is also an active member of the Eastview Baptist Church. After graduation, Morgan plans to go to college and get his degree in Criminal Justice in order to pursue a career with the GBI.
—Joey Johnson: 17, son of Joseph and Doris Johnson. Joey is the President of FBLA, a member of nine clubs, as well as a member of the Student Council and the Academic Decathlon Team. His hobbies include acting, public speaking, sports, politics and entrepreneurship. He helped rebuild Peek's Park and works at Cedar Valley Nursing Home. He is a volunteer counselor at Camp Good Times, can speak Spanish and has been involved in Martial Arts for eight years. After graduation, Joey wants to major in chemistry and minor in small business ownership and then go to medical school.
—Joey King: 17, the son of Angela King. Joey is involved with FCA, National Honor Society, Student Council, Football, Basketball and was recently named Mr. Bulldog 2000. When not participating in school activities, Joey enjoys playing sports and going fishing. He is also an active member at Second Baptist Church. Joey hopes to play college football in the future.
—Lamus McCombs: 18, the son of Chris and Angela McCombs. Lamus is in DECA, FBLA and plays football, basketball and track. He enjoys going out with his family, watching football games and is a junior usher and in young adult choir. He plans to attend college and major in computer application. After college he just wants to live his own life.
—B.J. Neal: 18, the son of Pam Collins. B.J. is historian of DECA and plays baseball. He enjoys baseball and football with his friends and is an active member at Etna Baptist Church. After graduation, he plans to attend the University of West Georgia and major is business.
—Clay O'Neal: 18, the son of David and Debra O'Neal. Clay is in DECA and plays Varsity Baseball. He enjoys playing with his English Bulldog, riding four-wheelers, playing sports, especially baseball, and just living life to the fullest. He was honored by being named one of the Top 100 prospects in Georgia for Baseball. After graduation, Clay hopes to get a baseball scholarship and a free degree, have a beautiful wife, lots of money and a couple of kids and just enjoy life.
—Keith Westlake: 18, the son of Don and Cindy Westlake. Keith plays varsity baseball and track and enjoys hunting, fishing, weightlifting, football and hanging out with his friends. He is a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. He plans to go to college, play football, and hopefully become a football coach. Keith also plans to get married, have a big family and be as supportive to his kids as his parents have been to him.
Underclassmen contestants are: Jonathan Carter, son of Johnny and Patsy Carter; Cody Fincher, son of Edwina Hambrick and Walt Fincher; Jacob Kelley, son of Everett Kelley and Anna Forrister; Brett Lane, son of David and Sonya Lane.
Troy Lee, son of Troy and Joy Lee; Cedric Pryor, son of Harvey Prior and Susie Lynch; Robbie Purser, son of Robbie and Lisa Dingler; Drew Robinson, son of Randy and Dondra Robinson; Matt Robison, son of Randy and Dondra Robinson; and Kendric Sewell, son of Penni Chubb.