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Garrettsville Summerfest Announces Idol Semi-Finalists

| Published on April 16, 2014

Garrettsville – This past Sunday, over 70 contestants competed in a closed audition, hoping to keep their dreams alive of becoming the next Garrettsville Idol. This was one of the largest competitions they have had in recent years and the judges, Danny Deakins, Wendi Brown and Jackie Rinearson were given …

Friends of Melana Announce Summerfest Race Plans

| Published on April 3, 2014

Friends of Melana (FOM) will hold their Fourth Annual Memorial 5k and 1 mile run/walk at Garrettsville Summerfest, Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9am. Proceeds from the event are used to fund research for kid’s cancer specifically for Gliomas. Participants are asked to register at www.stopkidscancer.org and click on events. …

Garrettsville Summerfest Announces Idol Auditions

| Published on March 27, 2014

Garrettsville – Can you sing? Do you like to be on stage performing before others? Are you available April 13th, May 18th and June 29, 2014?  If your answer is yes to all of the above, you need to consider auditioning for this years Garrettsville Idol. Garrettsville Summerfest announces the …

Rain Doesn’t Stop Summerfest

| Published on July 12, 2013

Garrettsville -  SummerFest went off without a hitch, in spite of the threatening weather all weekend. Folks came prepared for the rain and kept their eyes on the sky and their hands on an umbrella. Even though the skies were threatening all weekend, it seemed like there was an invisible …

Garrettsville Summerfest Contest Winners

| Published on July 11, 2013

Lion’s Club Rubber Duck Race
Saturday (June 29, 2013)
1st Duck # 89 – $150 to Kimberly and Sarah Creamer.
2nd Duck # 3 – $75 to Lee Evitts.
3rd Duck # 158 – $50 to Tammi Peters.
Sunday (June 30, 2013)
1st Duck # 292 – $150 to Paul Etzler.
2nd Duck # 256 – $75 …

Two Local Heroes Will Run Garrettsville SummerFest’s 5K

| Published on June 24, 2013

Garrettsville SummerFest’s 5K for Cancer will have two very special guests at this year’s race on June 30, 2013. The two guests are considered local heroes and are not only running the race but also will be on hand for a meet and greet session before the race.  The local …

Mantua Olympian to Run the Melana Memorial Race at SummerFest

| Published on June 17, 2013

Would you like to run a race with an Olympic athlete? Now is your chance!  Mantua Native Bridget Franek, a member of the United States 2012 Olympic Team will join in the fun and run in the Melana Memorial 5K/1 mile Walk/ Run Race at SummerFest this year on June …

Garrettsville SummerFest Adds $100 Prize for Steeplechase

| Published on June 17, 2013

Dubbed  a race for the toughest of tough, the Steeplechase Canoe Race is not for the weak or faint at heart. It is a paddle-and-drag type race that will require not only canoe skills, but strength and endurance as well. One will be required to navigate the mighty Silver Creek …

Garrettsville Summerfest Announces Grand Marshal

| Published on June 9, 2013

Each year, the Summerfest Committee looks for a community member who serves tirelessly in the community, who has sacrificed time, energy and yes, even money to see Garrettsville grow and attract visitors.   This year, the Garrettsville Summerfest Committee has chosen Barb Bejger to be Summerfest’s 2013 Grand Marshal, honoring her …

Garrettsville Summerfest Announces Three New Contests

| Published on May 29, 2013

This year SummerFest is all about the family, so with that theme we have added some new contests that relate to families.
The first one is easy but has an early deadline, so don’t procrastinate. Grab a pencil, pen or keyboard and tell us what family means to you. In today’s …

Garrettsville Idol Finalists Announced

| Published on May 29, 2013

Sunday, May 19th the Garrettsville Idol contestant field was whittled down by half in a tight, talented competition from 45 contestants to 22 vying to become the next Garrettsville Idol. The judges had a very tough job deciding who would earn the honor of performing at this year’s SummerFest. This …

Garrettsville Summerfest to Hold Idol Semi-Finals

| Published on May 15, 2013

Garrettsville -  This year, there are forty-four contestants who will compete this Sunday, May 19, 2013 in the semi-final round of Garrettsville Idol at James A. Garfield High School’s Iva Walker Auditorium. There will be four judges determining who will have the opportunity to sing on the stage at Summerfest …

Garrettsville Summerfest Raffle is a Ford Truck

| Published on May 1, 2013
Garrettsville Summerfest Raffle is a Ford Truck

Last year, Garrettsville SummerFest raffled off a truck for the first time and it was one of the most successful raffles they have ever had, so with the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” motto the committee decided to offer a 2013 Ford F-150 truck this year as well. …

Friends of Melana Seeks Sponsors for 5k Race

| Published on April 1, 2013

Friends of Melana (FOM) will hold their Third Annual Memorial 5k and 1 mile run/walk at Garrettsville SummerFest, Sunday June 30, 2013 at 9am. Participants are asked to register at www.Summerfest5k.eventbrite.com. The cost is $25 per runner and $10 for the fun run/walk. Folks can get additional individual sponsors by …

Garrettsville SummerFest Announces Idol Auditions

| Published on March 23, 2013

Garrettsville – Can you sing? Do you like to be on stage performing before others? Are you available April 14th, May 19th and June 30th 2013?  If your answer is yes, to all of the above, then SummerFest wants to hear from you.

Garrettsville SummerFest To Hold Scotch Doubles Bowling Fundraiser This Weekend

| Published on January 9, 2013

Garrettsville – It is January and it is hard to believe the Garrettsville SummerFest Committee is already hard at work looking for ways to improve the largest summer celebration in Portage County, Ohio. This three-day event is jam-packed with live entertainment and music in addition to rides, games, contests, car …

Sky Plaza IGA Open House a Success

| Published on December 13, 2012

Garrettsville – Sky Plaza IGA held an Open House last Friday night that featured their Seafood Road Show, food samples, displays in each department, Santa Claus, and Marine  Mike Rowe who brought his holiday letters to a service member project. The event began at 4 pm and ran until 8pm …

Summerfest Committee Gearing Up For 2013

| Published on September 15, 2012

Garrettsville – Summerfest Committee Members will be heading to Columbus this fall to participate in the Ohio Festivals and Events Association’s 2012 convention. This event brings together many of the state’s thousands of member festivals for demonstrations, workshops and training.

Garrettsville SummerFest’s 8th Year, A Smashing Success

| Published on June 30, 2012

Garrettsville SummerFest lived up to all that it was billed to be and more this past weekend as the festival committee put on a smashing event. The weekend kicked off Friday night with record-breaking crowds, as the opening ceremonies paid homage to our Armed Forces. Representatives from the Air Force, …