By Matthew Bado, TSB Staff
Here we go, McKinney…Hollie Cavanaghmade it to the Final Four on American Idol! The McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and TownSquareBuzz.com invite you to a city-wide Idol Watch Party in celebration and support of McKinney’s most famous 18-year-old.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The broadcast starts at 7 p.m. on the big screen inside MPAC’s courtroom theater. Want to win more prizes? Brush up on your Idol trivia.
Square Burger will supply food, beer and wine, which will be available for sale. Additional food options will also be available. And don’t forget, the Toffee Queen will be there with her chocolate HolliePops! A portion from the sale of each HolliePop will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Hollie’s favorite charity.
Bring your friends and family, Hollie posters and t-shirts and join us at MPAC in downtown McKinney, 111 N. TennesseeSt. McKinney, 75069.
Cavanagh is currently a top four finalist on American Idol. If she is voted through to the top three on this week’s show, American Idol will visit McKinney to document Hollie’s homecoming this weekend.
“We are encouraging McKinney residents and everyone in North Texas to vote for Hollie, not only because of her amazing talent, but also so we can show off our hometown pride and welcome her home this Saturday as a top three contestant,” said McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller.
Festivities and appearances are being planned throughout the city for Hollie if she is voted through, including a parade and a concert.
- Gift certificates to Painting With A Twist McKinney (4 valued at $35 each)
- Gift certificate to Square Burger (TBD)
- 7-night, all inclusive resort stay for your pet at Tailwaggers Country Inn. This package includes door-to-door limo service and a spa treatment (valued at $400)
- Several pairs of ComfyEarrings.com, the most comfortable earrings on earth.
- Gift certificate to Baskin Robbins McKinney (valued at $25)
- Dinner for Two, furnished by McAllister’s Deli McKinney
- Gift certificate to CherrBerry Frozen Yogurt and 3 T-Shirts (valued at over $15)
- Gift certificate to Mooya Burger (valued at $25)
- Gift basket, furnished by The Toffee Queen of Walden Farms Toffee and Fudge (Value TBD)
- Free car for a weekend, furnished by Eldorado Chevrolet
OTHER WATCH PARTIES AROUND TOWN:
Jack’s Pub – Eldorado Parkway and Orchid
HOW TO VOTE:
Voting will open at the end of the show on Wednesday. There are three ways to vote. Call the toll-free phone number assigned to Hollie provided during the show to cast your vote. Please note you cannot send a text message to the toll-free number. AT&T wireless customers can vote with a text message of the word “VOTE” to the four-digit code assigned to Hollie. Toll-free and text message voting opens at the end of the show and closes two hours after the show, and voting is unlimited. Voters with a Facebook account can visit www.AmericanIdol.com to place votes. Online voting also opens after the show, and each account is limited to 50 votes per show.