The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, which has been in Maysville for more then 49 years has announced plans for its 15th annual star-studded veterans program, “A Star Spangled Celebration,” Friday Nov 2, at 7 p.m. at Fields Auditorium on the campus of Maysville Community and Technical College, Maysville.
The evening’s program actually begins at 6:30 pm, as guest are arriving, with a fabulous patriotic 30 minute pre-show, featuring the Maysville Community Band. The dedicated musicians under the capable direction of Roger King, coordinator and conductor/arranger Jenny Ray will offer an outstanding selection of your favorite music that will make everyone proud to be an American.
There will be additional highlights from this great band throughout the show.
Our National Anthem will be performed acapella by the talented Julie Clarke, and she will be heard later in the show also.
The solemn POW/MIA Table Ceremony will once again be performed by the Mason County JROTC under the direction of
Col. Tom Cordingly. This ceremony will precede the introduction of the guest hosts for the evening, the fabulous “Steve and Barbie,” veterans of many great productions throughout the years at the Washington Opera House. Steve is now the captain of the local Maysville Branch of the United States Coast Guard.
Also featured on the show this year will be Layla Spring, all the way from Loretto, who finished in the Top 15 this year in
“American Idol” in Hollywood, who is destined for super stardom in the future. The incredible Limestone Chorale, under
the direction of Nick Denham, will be featured in a never to be forgotten medley of great patriotic and spiritual music. For the country buffs, you will be thrilled with the great sounds of Brandi Courtney and Pat Fegan, doing their great country classics and Pat has promised to bring his “red hot” fiddle along for a real hoedown ending. Also appearing will be the incredible Robinson Sisters (Mary Griffey and Judy Gallenstein) who have been with the RSVP veterans program since its beginning and always crowd favorites.
Admission to the concert is free. A monetary donation for RSVP is requested at the door along with a can of food that will go to the Mason County Food Bank or the VFW Food Pantry is requested at the designated van on the lower entrance level. There is ample parking for up to 500 vehicles on the campus. There is seating in the Fields Auditorium for more then 500 people.
Veterans are offered seats on the front rows, but are able to set anywhere they desire. JROTC Cadets will be in charge of ushering duties.
RSVP is grateful and appreciates all veterans and hope all will attend the performance. There will be six honored and put in the spotlight this year.
This is always one of Mason County’s most anticipated annual events and this year’s lineup offers something for all ages.