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Warsaw Lions’ Minstrel Show to have country theme

| November 15, 2016
The annual Warsaw Lions’ Minstrel Show will be Nov. 18 – 20 and feature a country theme this year. File Photo | Beacon

The annual Warsaw Lions’ Minstrel Show will be Nov. 18 – 20 and feature a country theme this year. File Photo | Beacon

WARSAW – The Warsaw Lions Club’s Minstrel Show will have a little country twang to it this year with their theme, “Lion Country”. A fun mix of country gospel, old country music with yodeling, and current country will highlight this year’s show, which will be Nov. 18 – 20 at River View High School.

“We knew we wanted to go country because we haven’t done anything country in about 20 years,” said Jean Haumschild, director of the show.

This year, there are 14 soloists and six chorus numbers, with a few “interruptions” interspersed throughout the performance.

Friday’s and Saturday’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s show starts at 2:30 p.m. The River View Park Board will start serving a spaghetti dinner two and a half hours before the show begins each day. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be obtained by calling 740-622-5031 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Warsaw Lions Club.

“The Lions Club supports a lot of community activities,” said Haumschild. “They do a lot with River View High School and help out with all sorts of things within the school. In the community, they help out with Camp Echoing Hills and eyeglasses collection, which they are doing that night. They help anyone in the community who has a need.”

Haumschild is hoping that people attending can relax and enjoy a night out with great entertainment.

“I think Nick (Fischer) put it best when he said, it’s local people entertaining local people,” said Haumschild. “Every year, I have people tell me they didn’t know there was so much talent in Coshocton County. It’s just a night where you can get away from anything that’s bothering you. Just go and relax.”

Each year is like a big family reunion for all who participate.

“For me, it’s a kind of homecoming,” said Haumschild. “We spend the first few practices catching up on everybody else’s life. It’s just a way that we can all get together and have fun and entertain people.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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