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Lakefest Idol selected ... and the winner is

SoVaNow.com / July 02, 2014
Jarrett Messick of Alton has been named the winner of the 2014 Lakefest Idol contest after he and 10 other contestants performed in the finals before a large crowd this past Saturday.

Each contestant performed their songs and the audience had their chance to vote for their top three favorites. All performed well and it was tough to choose among them, but only one contestant could win — and Jarrett, a 16-year-old who attends Halifax County High School, took center stage.

Amy Carnivale of Virgilina was named runner-up.

Jarrett’s winning song was “Colder Weather” by the Zac Brown Band.

Jarrett, the son of Barbara Messick, is a wrestler and cross-country runner for Halifax County High School, where he just finished 10th grade as an honor roll student. He enjoys singing, playing keyboard, and four-wheeling.

He will perform his winning song at this year’s Lakefest Welcoming Ceremonies on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

The Clarksville Chamber of Commerce and Clarksville Community Players, sponsors of the Lakefest Idol, thanked all who participated this year and the contest volunteers: Karen Whitten, Caleb Greene, Cameron Driggs, Barry Roberts, Tom and Diana Pate, Tammy Tillotson and Gary Watkins.

Destiny Monet Townes and Jessica Lawson, previous Lakefest Idol winners, sang during the vote counting at the Clarksville Fine Arts Center.

The Chamber and the Players also thanked judges Scotty Scott, Zorona Maples, and Georgene Glasscock, and the host Lucas Glasscock and Aaron Lee who helped to make the night one to remember.

Benchmark Community Bank sponsored the 2014 Lakefest Idol competition.



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