Large Crowd Enjoys Ultimate Oldies Show

Thursday, September 4, 2014
The Ultimate Oldie's Richie Williams, Shannon Freeman, Ryan Fisher, Craig Morris and Sam Morris unite to perform "The Book of Love" during Friday night's show at Rector

The Ultimate Oldies Show concert Friday night at the Rector Community Center proved to be an outstanding start to the Labor Day weekend, as a large crowd of over 350 attended the wildly popular show, which featured a highlight of some of the best songs from the 1950s and 1960s.

Singers Donna Rhodes, Craig Morris, Sam Morris, Savannah Morris, Lori Dial, Ryan Fisher, Suzie Freligh, Chandler Gill, Richie Williams and Shannon Freeman. These gifted vocalists were accompanied by a host of highly skilled musicians including Ken Wadley on keyboard, Mark Owen on guitar, Joey Pruett on bass, Teddy Hoke on drums, Josh Mobley and Josh Poff on trumpets and saxophonist Michael Newson. The group combined to bring many favorites, and memories, to life onstage, resulting in an enthusiastic crowd which sang along and tapped their toes to the incredible sounds.

While the crowd enjoyed the top-notch show, the concert provided the community center with great fundraising opportunity, thanks in large part to the generosity of sponsors Glen Sain Motor Sales, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Bradberry, Rector Downtown Drug and Medical Supply, Graves Gin, Inc., Dr. Bryan Blackshare, DDS and Harps.

"It was such a great show and a fantastic crowd," community center director Linda Robinson said. "Everybody had a good time, and we want to thank The Ultimate Oldies Show and our wonderful sponsors for making the whole thing possible. It was a great night all-around."

Funds generated from the event will be used for maintenance at the community center, which has a number of projects which are being addressed, such as replacing old air conditioning units, installing new flooring in the conference room, leveling the grounds in front of the building and purchasing new tables and padded chairs.

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