Garrett To Headline Show at RCC

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Chad Garrett

The Rector Community Center will host the musical talents of Chad Garrett and friends Saturday, Feb. 16. Garrett, who has earned a reputation as a top-notch singer and song writer with over 20 years of experience in the area, has sold out several performances at the Collins Theatre in Paragould with his blend of rock and roll, country, gospel and bluegrass.

"He's been one of the most popular performers in this area for quite some time," community center director Linda Robinson said. "Anyone who's seen him perform will understand why; he's very, very talented. We're very happy he's coming to Rector."

Garrett won't be alone in taking the stage. Ken Wadley, the talented keyboard player who has made many fans with his performances with The Ultimate Oldies Show, is also returning to Rector.

The third performer of the special event is Rector's own Lindsey Ford, a junior at RHS. Ford has stirred many hearts with her amazing performances of the National Anthem at RHS football and basketball games, as well as her special church and community events.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Rector Communality Center. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Persons wanting additional information may call (870) 595-3035.

"It's going to be a great show," Robinson said. "We hope the entire community comes out to enjoy these talented performers and support our community center."

The Rector Community Center Committee is continuing its efforts to bring fun events to Rector while attempting to raise funds for continued improvements to the site. The community center recently received a matching grant in the amount of $13,662. As a matching grant, however, the community center must provide funding and resources of an equal amount in order to utilize the grant. With the use of resources and labor, the committee still needs over $8,000 in funds to match the grant.

With the center's craft show and chili cook-off events generating around $1,700, the committee still needs an additional $6,300 to meet the grant requirements.

"Our current project is to replace the lights in the multi-purpose area of the community center," Robinson said. "By installing a more energy efficient system, we can cut our light bill by two-thirds, which will make a big difference in our operating costs."

Robinson wishes to thank all those who have been involved in helping raise funds for the center, as well as those who have given their time to assist in bringing the aforementioned special events to the site.

"We've had good responses to the events we've had so far and plan to do even more in the future," Robinson said.

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