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Krista Sharpe wins 12th annual Breckenridge Idol

Krista Sharpe wins 12th annual Breckenridge Idol
May 06
08:01 2018

Singing “Heartache Tonight” and playing a ukulele, Krista Sharpe of Abilene won the 12th annual Breckenridge Idol on Saturday, May 5, at the final event of the 2018 Stephens County Frontier Days in Breckenridge.

Carol and David Whealy, the owners of the Breckenridge McDonald’s, along with their grandson, present the $1,000 first place prize to the 2018 Breckenridge Idol winner Krista Sharpe. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

She competed against 10 other contestants for the top prize of $1,000 cash and five hours of studio time at RoughWood Recording Studio.

The second place winner was Tyler Moses of Stephenville, and in third place was Savannah Leal of Breckenridge. They won $350 and $150, respectively.

The cash prizes are sponsored by McDonald’s of Breckenridge/Graham, owned by David and Carol Whealy.

For the first time in the history of Breckenridge Idol, the show was broadcast live on KLXK-93.5 radio station in Breckenridge. Charlie Parker, the morning DJ on KLXK, was the emcee of the event.

Also competing in Saturday night’s contest were:

  • Farrell Stuard
  • Kalee Nickell
  • Halie Pate
  • Michael Hilari
  • Jacob Glick
  • Kim McCoy
  • Mariea Freeman
  • Sarah Shumate

To see more photos from the 2018 Breckenridge Idol competition, click here for the Breckenridge Texan photo gallery.

Cutline, top photo: Krista Sharpe performs “Heartache Tonight” with her ukulele Saturday night at the 12th annual Breckenridge Idol competition. She won first place. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Tyler Moses won second place in the 2018 Breckenridge Idol event Saturday night. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Savannah Leal won third place in the 12th annual Breckenridge Idol on Saturday night. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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QUILT SHOW The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s 2018 Quilt Show opened May 8 and will continue through June 29. The BFAC is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. and is open to the public.

BHS GRADUATION The Breckenridge High School Class of 2018 will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony will be held in the BHS Athletic Facility (aka the “new gym”).

BRECKENRIDGE AIRSHOW The 21st Breckenridge Airshow will take place May 26-27 at the Stephens County Airport. For more information, visit the website

KIDS SOAP MAKING CLASS The Stephens County Extension office will offer a Soap Making Class for kids in grades 2-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Extension office, 2622 Highway 180 East (at the intersection of State Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 180). The fee for the class will be $35 per student, and the class is limited to 15 kids. Attendees will need to take a sack lunch. For more information or to register, call Sumer Russell at 254-559-2313.

BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE The Rotary Club of Breckenridge will host a friendly competition between the Breckenridge Fire Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Breckenridge Police Department via a blood drive. Those donating blood can do so in the name of one of the three emergency offices. The blood drive will take place over three days at three different locations: Thursday, June 7, 1-5 p.m., First National Bank; Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital; and, Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First National Bank. For more information, call Sherry or Les Strickland at 254-522-1959.

NON-PROFIT SCHOOLS MEETING The Breckenridge Independent School District will hold a meeting for private, non-profit schools and home schools with tax-exempt status. Participants will discuss available funding to eligible private school students and the conditions for participating in programs paid with Title I, Part A funding. The meeting will be at the BISD Administration Building Board Room, 212 N. Miller Ave., at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7. For more information, contact Molly Johnson, BISD director of curriculum and instruction, at 254-522-9600.

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