CARTHAGE -- More than 1,000 high school singers and dancers, some from as far away as Columbia, brought their musical talents to town for this year's Soundfest. It was the tenth year the Carthage Key Club has hosted the event. The one-day musical extravaganza started at 5:30AM Saturday and wrapped up later that night. Organizers say the Key Club's popularity in school is growing every year.
"We pull in two to three thousand people just as spectators and choirs that come in," says Carthage high school choir director Katie Crigger. "This is our biggest fundraiser, so it's just a really fun day."
More than 30 different awards were handed out to the top groups and individual singers at the competition.