Sumter Players to host search for Fuller Center “Junior Ambassador”

The Fuller Center for Housing is looking for a volunteer “Junior Ambassador”, ages 7-11, to deliver a Christmas message on its website next month. The Sumter Players are hosting a talent search Dec. 2 in a conference room in the historic Rylander Theatre in Americus, Ga., to find the ambassador.

“It’s just a little fun thing we’re doing this holiday season,” said Fuller Center Director of Communications Chris Johnson. “As I explained to the Sumter Players, we’re playing the cute kid card.”

The search will be limited to the first 50 children who register for the talent search, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. The winner of the search will get four free passes to the Sumter Players’ May production of “Charlotte’s Web” and will be invited to deliver the Fuller Center’s 2011 Christmas message in a short video. Participation in the talent search is free.

“We could have hosted the search ourselves, but the Sumter Players have more credibility and contacts when it comes to something like this, and we know they’ll help us find the right junior ambassador,” Johnson said. “We appreciate their stepping up to stage this because they really get nothing out of this other than being a good friend of The Fuller Center and helping to promote the work we do across the nation and around the world.”

More information, along with the registration form and copy of the script children will be asked to recite, can be obtained online at Or contact Chris Johnson at 229-924-2900 or

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