Lions Club presents 57th annual minstrel show

| November 19, 2014

WARSAW – What’s in a name? The Warsaw Lions Club will be hosting its 57th annual Minstrel Show with the theme, “The Name Game” Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21 – 23 at River View High School. Friday’s and Saturday’s show will start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s show will be at 2:30 p.m.  The theme reflects the song by that title written and performed by Shirley Ellis as a rhyming game that creates variations on a person’s name. All the songs performed will feature names.

The show will consist of approximately 60 performers and 16 solo acts with some featuring background singers. Interruptions of comedy will be interspersed throughout the show.

“We started rehearsing the week after the fair,” said Nick Fischer. “You can’t do much in Coshocton County until after the fair is over. But we start planning for the show each spring.”

The River View Park Board will be serving a soup supper two hours before the show begins each evening. Tickets for the show are $9 and can be reserved by calling 622-5031. The cost of the soup supper is not included in the ticket price.

The show is the major fundraiser each year for the Warsaw Lions Club. The money raised is put back in the community, especially through the Lions Club eye glasses program.

This year’s show has more than 125 sponsors and has become a tradition within the community.

“It’s kind of like a reunion time for the community,” said Fischer. “A lot of people who have moved away from the community come back every year for this. It’s all local people entertaining local people. It’s also a family show, so you can bring your kids.”

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