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Thanks to all for successful Evening at the Roxy

Dear editor,

On behalf of the Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council, I want to thank all the performers, sponsors and supporters of the W. C. Handy “Evening at the Roxy with the Great Pretenders.” It was a huge success!

As always Katerina Cole-Coffey did an outstanding job as emcee. The entertainment was professional. Franklin County is blessed with so much talent. We appreciate the following for their participation: Gary Cummings; Sydney Medley; C. R. Hood and Tom Hood; Jayne Wells; Ashley Cummins; Konner Bendall; Angela Townsel; Dana Hill; Alissa Young; Hailey Peters; Lucas Sheppard; Jacob Green; Danyelle Hillman; Anna Beth and Ally Oliver; Leah Nix; Ella West; Tammy West; Tara James Greenhill; John Pilati; Mike Rice; Jade Galowitch; and Still Here Gospel Group – Larry Freeman, the Rev. William Freeman, James Suggs, Williams Nelson, Wash Bates, Eric Goodloe, Willie Buchannan, Byron Bonds and Lavert King.

This show would not be possible without the following sponsors:

Gold Sponsors: Sinclair-Lawrence Insurance; Green’s Dependable Hardware; Mayor David Grissom, Melissa and Kate; Lanny Norris State Farm Insurance; Jon Oliver All-State Insurance; David and Kim Palmer.

Silver Sponsors: Abstract & Appraisal/Wanda Myrick; Susie Hovater Malone; Brenda and Troy Oliver; Greg and Cheri McCain; Wood-Thompson Insurance; Gary and Barbara Cummings; Probate Judge Barry Moore; Foodland; BenchMasters Jewelers; Edward Jones Investments/Mike Jones; Bedford, Rogers & Bowling; Franklin County Times; Thompson Drapery; Sibley Oil Company; Franklin County Chamber of Commerce; Valley Health Care; Dr. Alan Sherrill; Franklin Free Press/WGOL Radio; Sherry and Tim Trapp/Farmers Insurance; Happy Days; Murray’s Tire; Hester Printing; Jamie and Mindy Harris; Big Star; William and Debbie Nale; Chase Sparks; Audrey’s Gifts and Décor; Campbell’s Vision Center; Frosty Inn; Strickland & Barksdale, CPA; Gault Signs; Yogi’s FoodCo; Family Pharmacy of Russellville; and Littleville and Hometown Pharmacy.

Each year this event grows larger and promotes our area.

The following board members of the Franklin County Arts & Humanities are to be commended for their volunteer work and dedication to supporting the continued upkeep and coordination of events at the Historic Roxy: Cheri McCain, Judy Horton, Wanda Myrick, Danny Joe Stowe, Chase Sparks, Brenda Oliver, Debbie Nale, Tom Senter, Ann McDermitt and Fletcher Scott.

The Arts Council takes pride in the restoration of the Historic Roxy Theatre. We want to present quality, wholesome programs that the entire family can enjoy. The community’s support was evident Thursday night as almost 200 attended and enjoyed the outstanding entertainment.

Thank you for your continued support of the Roxy.

Susie Hovater Malone

President

Franklin County Arts & Humanities Council

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