I hosted and organized a karaoke contest on Sunday JULY 3rd, 2005, at the 25th ANNIVERSARY of the annual "ALL AMERICAN WEEKEND" festival in Middletown, OH. We called the contest "ALL AMERICAN IDOL" .
The festival was dedicated to RON BLEVINS, one of the founders of the "ALL AMERICAN WEEKEND" festival...he had a massive stroke at a planning meeting for last year's festival and died a few days later. He will be missed by many.
We had 3 different age groups of competitors: 1-12 yrs. , 13-18 yrs. , and adults.
We had to limit the # to 40 contestants total. I worked hard to get prizes donated from LOCAL businesses . Everyone received something for participating & we had nice prize packages & trophies for the top 3 winners in each age group. Everyone who competed was eligible for a drawing for the GRAND PRIZE...a drive away vacation donated by WPFB The Rebel, a rental car donated by AVIS RENT A CAR . We were VERY GRATEFUL to all of the local businesses that helped to SUPPORT our contest and therefore helped us raise funds for MIDDLETOWN ATHLETIC BOOSTERS & MIDDLETOWN MUSICAL ARTS DEPT.
Please be sure to PATRONIZE all of these businesses:
Manchester Inn, Attic Toys & Collectables, Danbarry Cinemas, Rising Phoenix Theatre Co., Lori's Wedding Palace, Armbruster's, Skateway, WPFB The Rebel, Imprint Promotions , Strike Zone Lanes, Meijer, Avis Rent A Car, Putt Putt, FYE, Kay Jewelers, CD Connection, Hollywood Video, Target, MC Productions, Wal Mart, The Ramada Inn, Alpine Press, Kids Cafe, & Steve's Trophies
Be sure to enjoy the following restaurants who also donated food items:
Ryan's, Olive Garden, Wendy's (Verity), Frisch's Big Boy, I Can't Believe It's Yogurt, Soup 'N Salad Unlimited, Schiavone's, Lee's Famous Recipe, Subway (T. Mall), White Castle, O'Charley's, Subway (Verity), Arby's, Fazoli's, Burger King, La Rosa's, Taco Bell (Breiel), Capozzi's, Applebee's,
Waffle House, Fricker's, The Blue Goose, Subway (Roosevelt), Cracker Barrel
You can see all of the pictures by clicking on the "ALL AMERICAN IDOL" tab.