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Twenty-Four To Compete For Garrettsville Idol


Garrettsville – The winner is… well not yet, but they are getting closer as the field narrowed  Sunday for those who vying to become the next Garrettsville Idol. This past Sunday, forty -three contestants competed on stage at James A. Garfield School with the hope of becoming the next Garrettsville Idol. The finals for the event will be held June 26, 2011 at SummerFest with Big Chuck and Little John as emcees. This is a show you will not want to miss. The Semi-finalists competed in two fantastic shows before an audience of friends and family. The first show featured the youth and teens while the second show featured the adults. Each contestant had the opportunity to sing one song with accompaniment for the audience while the judges determined those who would move on. After two hours of performances in each session the group was narrowed down to 24 contestants who will be featured in the Garrettsville Idol held at SummerFest the last weekend in June. SummerFest is the annual festival held in Garrettsville the last weekend in June. About  10,000 people attend over the course of the weekend. The event is a family-friendly festival with games, contests, parades, food, rides, fireworks and continuous live entertainment  throughout  the day on  three stages. This year’s theme “Biggest Game in Town” will be the biggest event of the summer and you will not want to miss it. Mark your calendars so you too can join in the fun at this year’s SummerFest.Each year the festival’s primary funding comes from the car raffle and t-shirt sales. This year’s car is nicely-equipped Chevy Cruze made right here in Lordstown, Ohio. It will be raffled off after the Garrettsville Idol competition on Sunday night of the festival. Tickets are now available at SkyLanes Bowling, Middlefield Bank and various businesses through out the community. The tickets are $20 each or six for $100 if purchased prior to the festival. Once the festival starts all tickets will all be $20 each. Commemorative t-shirts are on sale as well; they can be purchased at Middlefield Bank, Huntington Bank, Miller’s Restaurant, SkyLanes Bowling and the Weekly Villager for $10 each. In previous years the shirts were almost sold out before the festival. By purchasing shirts early you can be certain you can get the color and size of your choice. This year’s SummerFest is sponsored by Charles Chevrolet-Buick, Garrettsville Chamber of Commerce, Carlson Funeral Homes and Cremation Services and the Weekly Villager. The festival is traditionally held the last weekend in June at the corners of S.R.82 and S.R. 88 in downtown Garrettsville. More information can be found at www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com