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‘Evening at the Roxy’ was huge success

Published 5:58am Saturday, August 4, 2012

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!!!

Katrina Cole did a great job emceeing — Oprah Winfrey couldn’t have done a better job!

The entertainment was professional — not pretenders! Franklin County is blessed with so much talent.

We appreciate the following for their participation: Blaze Bishop, Lucas Sheppard, Billy Boyd, Kelly Hammett, Haley Peters, Lauren Mae Sturdivant, Brooklyn Hall, Chase Holland, Hudson Copeland, Jayne Wells, Danyelle Hillman, Bert Fowler, Jacob Green, Adam Green, Tara James Greenhill, Brandi Williams-Gholston, Buford Parker, Troy Jens, and those Franklin Pharmacy Soggy Bottom Boys — Zackie Bradford, Jeff South, Joel Bradley, Joe Hamilton and Hudson Copeland.

This show would not be possible without the following sponsors: CB & S Bank, Bank Independent, Russellville Gas Board, Clark Pulley, Russellville Electric Board, Russellville Water & Sewer Board, Community Spirit Bank, Valley State Bank, Sinclair-Lawrence Insurance, Franklin Free Press/WGOL, Franklin County Times, First Metro Bank, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Lanny Norris, Franklin Electric, Bedford, Rogers, & Bowling Attorneys-at-Law, Abstract & Appraisal/Wanda Myrick, Strickland & Barksdale, CPA, William and Debbie Nale, Five-Star Pizza, Hester Printing, D & D Building Supply, Susie and Tinker Malone, Green’s Dependable True Value, Franklin Pharmacy, Troy and Brenda Oliver, Big Star, Russellville Pharmacy, Dr. Yves Morissette, Gene and Freida Ellison and Family Pharmacy.

Thanks to all the political candidates who participated: David Grissom, Troy Oliver, Terry Bolton, Jeff Masterson, William Nale, Pat Seal, Gary Cummings, Buckshot Saint, Susie Malone, Paula McDowell, Barry Moore, Connie Green, William Bishop and Joey Rushing.

Each year this event grows larger and promotes our area.

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 400 attended and enjoyed the outstanding entertainment.

Thank you for your support.


Susie Malone


    Franklin County Arts 

    & Humanities Council

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