News and Events




  This is your opportunity to showcase your talent to your friends and relatives.

·  To submit your audition CD, MP3 audio or MP4 video file, email it to
·  Entry fee is $25.00.  The fee can be paid using the Paypal button on this page. Alternatively,
   you can mail a money order or certified check to:

Operation Stand Down Huntsville
  1580 Sparkman Drive, Suite 204
   Huntsville, AL 35805


Indicate on the money order or check that the donation is for the talent show. Make checks or money orders to:
Operation Stand Down Huntsville. 
Be sure to include a note with your money order that the purpose of the donation is to enter
the Talent Show. Indicate on the money order that the donation is for the talent show. When you email your audio or video file,
also include in the email that you have mailed us a money order or check. Your tax-deductible donation will help Operation Stand
Down Huntsville achieve our goals of assisting and providing    outreach, information and a variety of services for this area’s homeless

·  All mp3 audio and mp4 video submissions must be emailed to:
·  If you have trouble emailing it due to its size, you can send it using Google Drive, which allows
   you to send very large files. You will need a gmail email address to do it. If you still have trouble sending it,
   email it to:
·  We will be using professional talent agents, talent scouts, casting directors, professional musicians
   and professionals who have been successful in the entertainment business to serve as judges.
·  Finalists will perform on stage before an audience and various stages of the elimination process
   will be televised.


·  Singing
·  All categories - let us know what your genre is
·  country
·  rock
·  soft rock
·  hard rock
·  gospel
·  classic rock
·  heavy metal
·  alternative
·  hip hop
·  rap
·  battle of the bands - all genres
·  reggae
·  solo
·  duets
·  Dancing - various categories depending on number of contestants
·  Comedy
·  Storytelling
·  Other categories open to suggestion - email us at:
·  For more information, email us at: - make sure subject of email is: Talent Search

Your tax-deductible contributions enable us to provide the following services:

  • • Medical and dental attention
    • Registration for VA benefits
    • Social Security info and claims assistance
    • Employment services
    • Housing information
    • Legal advice 
    • Meals
    • Boots/shoes and clothing
    • Haircuts and grooming
    • Showers
    • Personal hygiene
    • Spiritual advice

Donations can be mailed to:

Office Address: 

Operation Stand Down Huntsville
1580 Sparkman Drive, Suite 204
Huntsville, AL 35805

Or made through PayPal using the PayPal button on our donations page: Donations



9th Annual Operation Stand Down Huntsville

Friday thru Sunday October 17-19, 2014
Location: True Light Cogic Harris Family Life Center
Address: True Light Church God in Christ
6380 Pulaski Pike NW
Huntsville, Al. 35810


Christmas Stand Down Event: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Also in the planning stage:  Summer Stand down 2015

The Stand Together Project - A Backyard BBQ

August 25, 2013
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Monte Sano State Park
Address: 5105 Nolen Avenue
Huntsville, Al. 35801


Donations can be made by mail to:

Operation Stand Down Huntsville
1580 Sparkman Drive, Suite 204
Huntsville, AL 35805

Or through PayPal using the PayPal Button on our donations page: Donations


 For more information about making a donation, contact Sandra Childress or send email to:


Funeral announcement:

Alphonso Holt, Jr.

Alphonso Holt, Jr. age 63, of Huntsville, AL formerly of Pittsburgh, PA died Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 in Huntsville.

Mr. Holt was born May2, 1949 in Pittsburgh, PA to Alphonso Holt and Gladys McElderry Holt. Mr. Holt served his country in the U.S. Navy. A graveside service was held in his honor on January 31, 2013 at 10:15am at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL with military honors.

He is survived by one daughter, Nicole Williams, one sister Bessie Diggs, four nieces, Gail Michael, Denise Diggs, Cheryl Awkward, and Charmaine Diggs, one nephew, Nelson Diggs, and a host of great nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.

Mr. Holt is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Marlene Holt and one brother, Arthur Holt.

Services were held by McConnell Funeral Home in Athens, AL.

Operation Stand Down Huntsville wishes to recognize and thank Ms. Teresa Jenkins, Funeral Director, McConnell Funeral Home in Athens for donating burial services for Mr. Holt.