More than 150 people attended the second annual Karaoke Contest benefiting SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center, a Cobb County nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children who are victims of abuse.

“Wow! The support from the community at the Karaoke Contest was just awesome,” said Jinger Robins, SafePath CEO. “So many talented contestants helped double the amount we raised last year, and everyone came together as we all try to create a community free of child abuse. We were able to raise approximately $50,000, all while truly having fun.”

Held at Governors Gun Club in Kennesaw this year, the event included seven karaoke contestants sponsored by local businesses, a silent auction, a wine pull, open mic and a reverse raffle, which was held throughout the night. The evening’s festivities were emceed by WSB-TV reporter Chris Jose. Jeff Silvers with Sound by Silvers served as DJ and coordinated music for karaoke participants.

“SafePath is an absolutely wonderful organization, and this is a great night to open your wallets and give back, helping out a charity that has done so much for our community," said Bert Brown, whose team at Governors Gun Club donated the silent auction items.

Judges for the event were Jose, former Atlanta area radio personality Moby and Chad Brock, a former professional wrestler and country music artist. Honored guests included Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes, Cobb County Public Safety Director Michael Register, Kennesaw Police Chief Bill Westenberger and Acworth Police Chief Wayne Dennard.

The 2019 Karaoke Contest winners were -

  • The Popular Vote went to Katie Gropper, Drew Healy, Chuck Boring and Elizabeth Belknap of SVU (Special Voices Unit), who were sponsored by Levesque and Associates Inc.
  • The Judges' Vote was SVU for third place; Bert Brown, who was sponsored by the Cobb EMC Foundation, for second place; and Barbie Brown, Keisha Register and Kristina Brown of B3s, who were sponsored by Manning Properties.

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