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Tarama & Jerry Davenport - Gold Medal Winners - Dance Tarama & Jerry Davenport - Gold Medal Winners - Dance
SHREVEPORT, La. -

The VA Hospital in Shreveport showed off some of its award-winning performers Wednesday afternoon.

Veterans from our area brought home a medal of each color from the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition from earlier this year.

There was a gold and silver for two dancing duos and bronze for drama.

"It's kind of like winning American Idol, because you compete against a lot of people," said Sandy Franks with the VA Medical Center. There are thousands of entries across the United States."

The competition is also for visual art, like painting and sculptures.

Overton Brooks VA Medial Center started to participate in the competition two years ago.

The couple who won gold this year, Tarama and Jerry Davenport, was invited to perform at the veterans Creative Arts Festival in Reno, Nevada later this month.

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