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Charity Fair set for this weekend

Old favorites and new events will be featured during this year’s 15th annual Charity Fair sponsored by Lawrence County’s Catholic community – May 25-28.

Monday, May 21, 2001

Old favorites and new events will be featured during this year’s 15th annual Charity Fair sponsored by Lawrence County’s Catholic community – May 25-28.

New attractions this year include a petting zoo, line dancing and an antique auction, said Barb Blair, Charity Fair committee member. Two popular items returning to the menu are the Dorado/Piamonte egg rolls and chow mein, she added.

There will be two raffles with drawings on Sunday. This year, a Compaq Presario personal computer will be raffled off, Mrs. Blair said. Tickets are $1 each or seven for $5. There will also be a raffle for cash prizes awarding a $5,000 first prize, a $2,500 second prize, $1,000 third prize and 10 $100 prizes. The cash raffle tickets are $10 each.

The fair kicks off Friday night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with "Monte Carlo Nite," sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

It is "a night where people get together," Mrs. Blair said, adding it’s particularly fun for people who live out-of-town and have not seen one another for a while. Deejay Lee McCormick will provide music, and there will be dancing, she said. It will be held at the Sta-Tan.

Local musical talent will be on stage Saturday. In the afternoon, Solitude will perform. Saturday night’s entertainment will be provided by an Ironton-based band, the Blue Grass Boys, Mrs. Blair said.

Gospel bands Potter’s Clay, Fireproof, Pedro Pine Tree-O and Crossing Jordan will play Sunday. That night, Riverside, a regional band that plays country, swing and 60s, 70s and 80s rock music will perform.

Mrs. Blair said she expects about 500 attendees on Saturday and Sunday nights.

There will be plenty to eat as well. The menu will include Bahama Mamas, Italian sausage, hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, pizza, corn dogs, funnel cakes, popcorn and cotton candy.

As in the past, there will be games, a bake sale and a craft sale.

The Charity Fair is one of the major fund-raisers for the schools’ general fund, Sissy Clyse, co-chair of the Charity Fair, said.

The schedule for the Charity Fair is as follows:

Friday, May 25

"Monte Carlo Nite" at the Sta-Tan 9 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 26

Karaoke with Brian Roberts 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Petting Zoo 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Solitude 4 to 6 p.m.

Country Line Dancing 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Blue Grass Boys 8 to 11 p.m.

Sunday, May 27

Potter’s Clay (Gospel) 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Fireproof (Contemporary Gospel) 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Spaghetti Dinner 3 to 7 p.m.

Pedro Pine Trio (Gospel) 4 to 5 p.m.

Crossing Jordan (Contemporary Gospel) 5 to 6 p.m.

Antique Auction (school gym) 6 to 8 p.m.

Riverside 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Monday, May 28

Crafts, Bake Sale, Food Booths 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Raffle Drawing 1 p.m.