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Warsaw Lions Club is hooked on a feeling

| November 21, 2013

WARSAW – The Warsaw Lions Club 56th annual Minstrel Show is the place to be if you are up for a night of music and comedy.

“It’s a great variety show with singing, dancing and comedy,” said Nick Fisher. “It really brings the community in.”

This year’s show titled, Hooked on a Feeling, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at River View High School.

“There will be music from different decades and genres, but we tried to make it all relate to the theme of feelings,” Fischer said.

All seats for the minstrel show are reserved and are $9. For tickets, call 622-5031 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday or from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Co-chairs of the show are Fischer and Larry Pepper and Jean Haumschild is the director.

“This is a major fundraiser for us,” Fischer said. “It helps us put money back into the community. Our major cause is eyesight and helping get glasses for those who can’t afford them, but we also donate to the high school, the park, the fire department and other places in the community where there are needs.”

The show also is a great opportunity to see your friends and neighbors on stage.

“There are usually about 60-65 people on stage,” Fischer said. “We open involvement up to anyone in the community junior high age and up and they don’t just come from Warsaw. We get people from West Lafayette and Coshocton involved. There will be people singing and in the live band that you know.”

The chorus is open to anyone, but auditions are held in the summer for other roles.

“We don’t start practicing until after the fair, but we plan all year for it,” Fischer said.

Dinner also will be served before the show by the River View Park Board from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23 and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the park.

“I’ve been in the show close to 40 years and I think what makes it great is the fact that we are local people entertaining local people,” Fischer said. “It’s fun to be on stage and see your friends and neighbors watching. We also pride ourselves on it being a family show that you can bring the kids to.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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