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Meet the Contestants in the 2013 Hands On Boat-A-Thon

Over the next few days, more than 30 people from all over West Alabama will compete in the 2013 Hands On Boat-A-Thon with one person outlasting the others to win a brand new pontoon boat provided by Hide-A-Way Harbor Marina and Boat Sales.

For those that aren’t familiar with the contest, all of our qualifiers will gather around the pontoon boat in the parking lot of University Mall on Friday evening. Beginning at 6pm, everyone will have to be touching the boat and continue doing so. As soon as someone stops touching the boat, they are eliminated. The last person remaining will win!

Since you’ll likely see the Boat-A-Thon quite a bit this weekend since we’ll be right along McFarland Blvd, we wanted to introduce our contestants to you. Along with sharing their age and where they currently live, we also asked them to share the reason why they entered the contest.

Meet the contestants:


Lauren Acker
1

Lauren Acker, 22, Tuscaloosa

 
 

I wanted to see if I could win the pontoon boat. Mmmmmmmm..... Motorboatin'.

 
Curt Anderson
2

Curt Anderson, 44, Cottondale

 
 

As a professional magician and mentalist, I have learned many techniques to use my mind to control my circumstances and how my body responds. I am confident those skills will help me win.

 
3

John Averett, 23, Tuscaloosa

 
 
 
4

Jon Battles, 27, Cottondale

 
 
 
5

Chadwick Boothe, 27, Brent

 
 
 
6

Alexander Clemons, 33, Vance

 
 
 
Danielle Coleman 1
7

Danielle Coleman, 29, Tuscaloosa

 
 

I'm a fun-loving mother of four beautiful children. My family and I do not get to enjoy as many family activities as I would like due to a lack of funds. Winning would lead to amazing adventures 4 us!

 
30

Yolanda Ellison, 53, Tuscaloosa

 
 
 
8

T.J. Faulkner, 29, Northport

 
 
 
9

Randa Guthrie, 35, Cottondale

 
 
 
10

Erica Holston, 30, Akron

 
 
 
11

Mark Jewell, 43, Reform

 
 
 
Brittany Jones
12

Brittany Jones, 24, Tuscaloosa

 
 

Who wouldn't want to win a boat? Winning would mean being able to make even more memories for me and my family.

 
13

Kellie Jones, 43, Tuscaloosa

 
 
 
14

Chad Lockridge, 38, Tuscaloosa

 
 
 
15

Bradley Marcum, 23, Buhl

 
 
 
16

Scott Mills, 38, Cottondale

 
 
 
17

Neva Morris, 54, Tuscaloosa

 
 
 
18

Deidre Owens, 38, Duncanville

 
 
 
19

Chris Powell, 38, Tuscaloosa

 
 
 
James Powell
20

James Powell, 31, Northport

 
 

I want to take the family out for a ride.

 
Rebekah Rouse
21

Rebekah Rouse, 25, Northport

 
 

My fiancee.

 
Matthew Salter
22

Matthew Salter, 21, Cottondale

 
 

I want to win this boat for my family!

 
Charlie Summerlin
23

Charlie Summerlin, 35, Empire

 
 

For my mother and father to be able to take out on the lake with their grand kids and great grand kids to show them how great the lake is a place to be.

 
24

Willie Thomas, 37, Ralph

 
 
 
31

Carla Valentine, 48, Pleasant Grove

 
 
 
Joey Ward
25

Joey Ward, 31, Tuscaloosa

 
 

My love for the water and a nice pontoon boat thats paid in full for me and my family to enjoy for years to come

 
Chasidy White
26

Chasidy White, 37, Tuscaloosa

 
 

This contest is so much fun! I want to win the boat because the thrill of the contest is exhilarating! It's such an incredible event, and I'm super-excited to be a part of it!

 
27

Chip Wilkins, 28, Oneonta

 
 
 
28

Alexis Wilkinson, 30, Tuscaloosa

 
 
 
29

Jennifer Wood, 23, Lake View

 
 
 

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