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Cindy Scruggs breaks out classic moves in the 2013 Variety Show.
Cindy Scruggs breaks out classic moves in the 2013 Variety Show.
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It’s that time of year again! Time for some of the best entertainment available all year in Macon County—it’s the 18th Annual Lioness Lions Club Variety Show.


The show starts at 6 pm, Saturday, March 22. It will be held, as in years past, at the Macon County Jr. High School Auditorium. Admission is $6 at the door, and doors open at 5:00 p.m. on the night of the show. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the Scottsville Road branch of Citizens Bank.


The show features a notorious group of local performers, offering a combination of music, dance, comedy, and general merriment. As if that wasn’t enough in the merriment department, it will be hosted by Channel 4 personality Terri Merryman.


This year the acts include Jason Gammon, Chris Farley, Latise Jones, Carolyn Mandrell, Jacey Russell, Maria Duffer, Randy East, Jeff Hudson, Melissa Shrum, K.J. Kitchens, Jackie Sircy, Melissa Bates, Hannah Hughes, Stacey Brawner, Barbara Blankenship and family, Mary Stone and Esther Stidham, The Happy Hearts, Randy Dillehay, the Fruit of the Loom Guys, and Bailey Birge. (There may be other surprises, folks; you never know!) Keith and Paul Ballou will be doing sound.


“We have some people returning who have been there in the past, and we have some new performers this year,” said committee member Pat Bailey. “We have one young lady, Bailey Birge, and she’s from the Glasgow, KY area.”


There will also be a silent auction, conducted by newly announced Mrs. Hillbilly of the year Latise Jones. Items will be available for bidding all night long.


Refreshments will be available at the refreshment stand: expect the usual goodies like BBQ, hotdogs, chips, brownies, and fried pies.


Organizers for this event are Denise Hesson and Cindy Scruggs. All proceeds from the show will go towards supporting the vision and hearing impaired. Bailey urged community members to remember that the glasses and hearing aids provided to people in Macon County are directly funded by events like this one.


“We just want to encourage everybody to come out and support our club as they have in the past,” said Bailey. Macon County has been good to support us and everything goes back to the community. We just want everybody to come out have a good time, while also supporting a good cause.”

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