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Lakeside Festival and Tournament’s inaugural event was a success

Pictured are Bass Tournament winners Brad Hambric and Gerald Zorn receiving awards from tournament director Tommy King and Darius Culverson


The inaugural Lakeside Festival and Bass Tournament, held this past Saturday at Reynolds Landing Park on Lake Seminole, has been declared a great success. 

“We had a great turnout at the Lakeside Festival, Team Bass Tournament and Car Show on Saturday! Congratulations to the winners. We appreciate everyone who came out to participate and thank you to every single person who played a part in helping to make this inaugural event a success,” commented chamber and county festival organizers.

Thirty-seven teams signed up and fished in the bass tournament and cash prizes were awarded to the top seven teams. 

The team of Brad Hambric and Gerald Zorn was the tournament’s first place winner, taking home the $3,000 grand prize with a catch weighing in at 17.85 pounds. Their 7.82 pounds catch also earned the duo $500 as the Biggest Fish Winner.

Dylon Smith and Brett McDowell placed second, earning them $1,800 with a catch weighing 14.65 pounds..

Brad Reynolds and Lance Reynolds placed third earning them $1,700 with a catch weighing 13.88 pounds.

Kelly Hewett and John Powell placed fourth earning them $1,300 with a catch weighing 13.52 pounds.

Beck Beckham and Brant Beckham placed fifth earning them $1,100 with a catch weighing 13.34 pounds..

Steve Dickman and Homer Breckenridge placed sixth earning them $800 with a catch weighing 11.98 pounds..

 Hubert Stafford and  Jimmy Harrison placed seventh earning them $500 with a catch weighing 11.33 pounds.. 

All prize money distributed was funded by festival proceeds.

Twenty-four exhibitors participated in the car show The winners were as follows: Rex Thompson – Best Interior – 1955 GMC ½ Ton Pick Up; Robert Farmer – Best Paint – 1955 Chevrolet Custom Car; Frank Johnson – Best in Show – 1966 Chevrolet Nova; and Ed Hook – People’s Choice Award – 1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille.

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