Variety show to benefit Hometown Walk of Hope
Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 9:06 pm
A special variety show is coming to the Union City Civic Auditorium May 7, with all the proceeds going to the upcoming Hometown Walk of Hope.
David Parks with the Goodyear Wingfoot Retiree Club is organizing the second annual event.
Last year’s effort raised just over $3,100 for the Hometown Walk of Hope.
This year’s Singing for Hope event is being billed as a variety music show featuring local talent.
The retiree club is picking up all the expenses to put on the show, so 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Hometown Walk of Hope.
“We’ve got a big investment in this,” Parks said.
Tickets for the show are $10 each and are currently being sold at Lanzer Printing and Office Supply Co. in downtown Union City, Five Seasons Men’s Shop and Health Quest.
Barry Keathley, music director at Second Baptist Church in Union City, has been named the emcee for the program.
Doors will open at the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. and the program is scheduled to begin at 7, according to Parks.
The retiree club’s secretary/treasurer, Ed Marvin, will open the show with a prayer, which will be followed by the singing of the national anthem.
Parks said he is still working on the list of performers scheduled to take part in the program.
So far, those committed to perform include J.T. Jones, Terry Owens, Shelly Arnett, James Faulk-ner, Gina Clanton, Jamie Worrell and Sherri Hanna.
There have also been a number of special requests submitted, according to Parks. He said there have been requests turned in for performances by Keathley, his brother Bryan Keathley, his son Jeremy Keathley, Ed Tittle, Sam Stephens, Chuck Doss, Allison Butner and DiAnn Perry.
Parks said he has received many compliments about last year’s show and the anticipation is starting to build for this year’s show.
“A very entertaining evening for a worthy cause,” Bill Latimer said.
“There couldn’t be any better entertainment,” Linda Holcombe said.
Cindy Cowell described last year’s show as “great” and said she is “looking forward to going back.”
“It was a great show last year,” Larry Parks of Hickman, Ky., said. “I didn’t want it to end.”
Brenda Perry, co-chairman of this year’s Hometown Walk of Hope, said she can’t wait for the Singing for Hope.
“The best … an amazing night of entertainment with local performers using their God-given talents to help friends and neighbors fight their battle with cancer … a must see,” she said.
Published in The Messenger 4.18.11