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Senior center hosts variety shows

Senior center hosts variety shows

Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:06 pm

The Obion County Senior Citizens Center recently hosted two shows — Impostors and Hee Haw — at the Eddie Cox Senior Center on Depot Street in Union City. Around 180 people attended the impostor show and enjoyed a barbecue dinner. Those performing and their characters were John Biggers as David Allen Coe and Lee Greenwood; Margaret Cook, Lynda Tarkington and Keeta Burden as the Supremes and as the Dixie Chicks, including Tony Mills as the policeman; and Pat Hamlin and Floyd Edwards as Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton. Also performing were Spencer Davis as Ray Charles and Percy Sledge; Jeremy Nichols and Brenna Wilkins as Sonny and Cher; Lynda and Joedy Tarkington as Tammy Wynette and George Jones; Deliah Frazier as Tina Turner; Tiny Ivey as Tanya Tucker; Larry Doxey as Roy Orbison, Curtis Lee as Jerry Lee Lewis; and Bob Ivey as Hank Williams Jr. Dennis Scarbrough served as the announcer and provided the sound and special music. The recent Hee Haw show was a complete sell-out. The Union Line Dancers opened the show with their dance performance, including the Virginia Reel — a folk dance that dates from the 17th century. Performers and their characters included Biggers as Coe and Greenwood; Ms. Cook, Ms. Tarkington and Mrs. Burden as the Dixie Chicks, featuring Matthew Cummings and Greg Dial as the policemen; Ms. Hamlin and Edwards as Ms. Parton and Shelton; Davis as Charles and Sledge; and Nichols and Ms. Wilkins as Sonny and Cher and as Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks. Also performing were Gabbie Guiles as Carrie Underwood; Ms. Tarkington as Ms. Wynette; Tarkington as Don Williams and Jones; Vetrice Pontillias as Ms. Turner; Jerry Dyer as Williams; Shanna Cummings and Lisa Glass as the Hee Haw Honeys; and Jean Haynes as Lee Ann Rimes. Ms. Haynes coordinated the program. Harvel Tarkington served as announcer and Scarbrough provided the sound and music. The meal at each show was catered by Hubbs Restaurant in Hickman, Ky. Published in The Messenger 12.10.08

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