Last day to register for Amity Idol approaches

Submitted photos The 2013 Amity Idol contestants line up.
Submitted photos 2013 winner Jocelyn Shank singing “Wide Awake." She will be back this year as a guest performer.

The singing stakes are higher this year for the 2nd Annual Amity Idol at Daniel Boone’s Community Days with bigger cash prizes and more participation from the audience.

Event organizers are amping up the competition thanks to such an outpouring of support seen last year. The event is held at the Daniel Boone Middle School; the preliminary round will be held 1 - 3 p.m. with finals scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. Last year’s winner, Jocelyn Shank, will be back this year as a guest performer between the preliminary and final round.

For just $1, spectators will get to belt out their input in a People’s Choice category where they can vote for their favorite category.

Jon Gosselin will be among the competition’s judges including local residents Lori Berk, Doug Werner and Liz Jannetta.


Organizer of the singing competition, Lalonnie Pufnock, invites anyone ages 10 to 19 “who likes to sing in front of a crowd, who isn’t shy” to come out.

Currently there are 10 contestations signed up to preform at this year’s competition. Singers can perform solo or in a group up to four people. The deadline to enter the competition is Saturday, Aug. 23.

“People can still call and see [if there is space] - contact me,” Pufnock said. Lalonnie can be reached at 610-451-5294 or

This year the prizes will be $100 1st place, $75 2nd, $50 3rd and $25 for the People’s Choice.

Participants will be judged on a karaoke-type singing contest.

Additional information can be found at or on Facebook at “Amity Idol Singing Contest at DB Community Days.”

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