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Celebrating 20 Years of Entertainment and Scholarships


Tony Booth will perform at the 20th Anniversary Celebration for Country Music Monday. Tony Booth will perform at the 20th Anniversary Celebration for Country Music Monday. The Lone Star Opry, the primary fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Giddings, will host their 20th Anniversary Celebration of Country Music Monday on January 7, 2013 at the Giddings High School Cafetorium, which is located at 2337 N. Main in Giddings. The first Country Music Monday Show was held in January 1993 and is considered the club’s most successful community service project, as the proceeds are used to fund scholarships for deserving students in Lee County’s three school districts.

While this is the opening show of their 20th season, members of the Rotary Club of Giddings intend to celebrate the whole year with special guests and appearances every first Monday of every month throughout the year.

The January 7th show will feature Tony Booth, who has had recorded hits including Cold Brown Bottle, Cinderella, The Keys In The Mailbox, Old Faithful, Lonely Street, Lonesome 77203 & many more. Other Special Guests who will perform on Monday will be Billy Mata, Miss Leslie, and Phil Livengood, backed by the outstanding Lone Star Opry House Band.

On average, 500 people attend Country Music Monday each month, helping to make a positive economic impact on Lee County.

Most of the people who attend are from out of town, which is an extra boost for the local economy! The Rotary Club of Giddings’ website boasts, “The show starts at 7:30 p.m. but we have to open the doors at 5:15 because there is a line of people waiting to get inside. They come in, save their seats, and then head into town to eat in the local restaurants. They buy gas, pick up groceries, and shop in the stores. Many attendees and performers travel great distances and stay over night in the local hotels. They come from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and many of the smaller area towns.”

For more information on Monday’s show, see page B4 of today’s paper.

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