FORT OGLETHORPE, CATOOSA COUNTY (WRCB)-- North Georgia's very own Lauren Alaina was in town Saturday, signing autographs for her new album.

Dozens came out to see the American Idol star, who met pretty much everyone!

The event brought out all kinds of fans, from those who support her to others with a personal message.

"She's from our hometown, of course," fan, Heather says. "And I watched every show of American Idol. I just love her!"

"She made a phone call to my father, who passed away four weeks ago, but she did take her time a couple months ago to call and support him and I'm here to tell her thank you," says Tena Clark.

Lauren Alaina was a student at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School.

She was this year's runner-up on American Idol.