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The Russellville Lions Club will be hosting its “Variety Musical Concert & Bake Sale” on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the old Logan County Courthouse. The doors will open at 2 p.m. with the concert being from 3-9 p.m. The show will be in the courtroom upstairs.

There will be a fast moving concert with over 30 local singers and musicians in the program line up. Music styles will include, barbershop quartets, country, bluegrass, rock, pop and gospel.

Tickets are now on sale for $10 by Lion’s Club members. Tickets are also available at Freeland Chrysler & Dodge, First Southern Bank, the Pennyrile Electic Office in Russellville and the Logan County Tourism Office. Tickets will be available at the door as well.

The Lion’s Club will be grilling pork chop sandwiches, dessert cake, chips and drinks on the courthouse lawn. Tents, tables and chairs will be set up for the public to sit, eat and visit with family and friends.

The Friends of the Logan County Public Library will be having a bake sale that afternoon in the courthouse lobby. There will be cakes, pies, brownies, etc.

This concert is an annual fundraiser for the Russellville Lion’s Club. Funds raised will be used for other club projects such as helping the needy obtain eye glasses and checking the eye sight of pre-school children going into the Russellville and the Logan County School Systems.

The Lion’s Club appreciates the public support and donations by sponsors and contributors that assist with program expenses. The club’s motto is, “Help Lions Help Others.”

Years ago in the early 2000’s there was a Lion’s event at Libby’s in Daysville. “Live at Libby’s Revisited” drew in numerous music and performers. Country music talent Travis Trent sent his stage band with local member Jarred Decker, son of Russellville Councilman Bill Decker.

“This show at Libby’s was somewhere in the early 2000’s and was a great show,” said Pete Lehman, Russellville Lion’s Club Event Chairman. In 2012 Leaman proposed to the Russellville Lion’s Club to have a similar event here in Logan County at the old courthouse.

“We had four hours of entertainment with local entertainers and it was a success,” Lehman said. “We decided to do it again in 2013, but it had to be called off,” said Lehman.

This year, the event is back and the Lion’s expect great music and good times for the community, all while helping others.

Lehman has been with Lion’s Club for years beginning with the Lewisburg Lions club. He moved his membership to Russellville in 2011 to better fit his work schedule.

“Its a great civic organization that tries to help the community in different ways,” said Lehman.

The group hosts pork-chop grillings in Russellville throughout the year, raising money for different projects. The club recently helped put in new windows at the Logan County Archives.

For more information about the event, please contact Lehman at 270-726-1004 or Carl Foster at 270-836-6490.

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