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|"Teen Idol" Finals Set for Saturday
|The finalists for the Knox County Be Real Teen Idol Contest were announced Wednesday evening at the Knox County Fair, Knoxville. Twelve teens competed in the preliminary competition this week at the fair. The finalists will now compete at on Saturday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Munson Building. At their performances on Saturday, the top individual vocalists and the 2008 Knox County Be Real Teen Idol will be named. The 2007 Teen Idol winner, Sean Thomas, will perform also on Saturday. Please bring non-perishable food items to be collected for the FISH food pantry for Teen Idol Gives Back.
* Amanda Carlson, Galesburg
* Lillian Guenseth, Galesburg
* Katie Herath, Knoxville
* Alicia Lumberry, Galesburg
* Kelsey Meredith, Galesburg
* Nila Purifoy, Galesburg
* Isaiah Tatum, Galesburg
Others participating were Nancy Sadlowsky, Abingdon; Meranda Derham, Shamara Shante Williams, Blas Nache, and Morganne Malesker, all of Galesburg.
The event is sponsored by the Knox County Fair Association, and Bridgeway, Inc., University of Illinois Extension Knox County. Top prizes will be given to the top finalists from The Music Factory, Monmouth; Music Makers, Galesburg; and Cherry Street Guitar Company, Galesburg.
The contest is held to display the vocal talents of teens in Knox County. By incorporating the state's "Be Real, Be Drug Free" theme it promotes substance abuse prevention throughout the county. Research shows that teens who have a talent and who are encouraged to pursue that talent are less likely to be involved with drugs and alcohol.
Submitted by Knox Co. University of Illinois Extension
|08 01 08 by Newsroom
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