Wilmore Opry News

The Wilmore Opry was created to bring fun into the lives of anyone who is craving an entertaining evening without it costing a small fortune. It started out with a free will donation and the performers showed off their talents in a carefree environment. It is an evening of good music and comedy.There is something for everyone.

Monday, August 14, 2006

August 5th Show

Wilmore Opry News by Vanita Blundell
Our Gospel show that we had on August 5th was a show that should not have been missed by anyone who loves good gospel music. Our wonderful sound man Jeff said he thought this was the best yet. The show went a little longer than I thought it would. But who would you cut? There was something there for everyone. We had a trio of women The Joyful Singers’ that just made you feel glad that you are alive - a quartet ‘ The Disciples Jubilee’ that you did not want them to quit. There was a duet made up of two sisters that did your heart good to hear. We also had a trio of sisters as well. The Simpson Family came and blessed us with their violins. Lona Ellis and her husband, Zack, sang an old hymn- Out of the Ivory Palaces- Gib Clark sang with his sisters Audean and Aurdean along with guitarist David Simmons. It is just fantastic to see families sing and play together. We had soloists that were marvelous like Wendy Monroe- Daryl Schiff- Lona Ellis- Stevie McGee-Donna Shelite-Eddie Freeman-Diana Morford-Becky Morford- Sarah Trillo and Jeremiah Jantz.
Stevie McGee brought the well-known Barry Ward with her to sing and accompany her with ‘I’ll Fly Away’. Stevie’s dad, Tony also played the guitar along with Barry.
The ‘Wind Chimes’ of Larned were there in full form. They certainly enjoy what they do.
New to the Opry was Jeremiah Jantz. He was someone who we will certainly want to get him back on the stage again.
Steve Dargel was there with his witty poetry. Steve has a good voice and demeanor for cowboy poetry.
Myrna Bumgarner was there is lighten our hearts with a few words of ‘Minnie Pearl’ wisdom.
We were happy that Rick Schiff had cleared his calendar to be with us. He plays the Keyboard like there is no tomorrow.
The house was nearly full and the audience is an important part of the Opry. We like to meet as many of the listeners and get their input. I love to watch people enjoy what we have worked so hard to put together.
The Heritage Center provided the concessions. They do a great job of feeding us.
I think that we were all blessed and left with a light heart and a lively step.