Grand Old Opry night combines spaghetti and cakewalk fun

Prizes, entertainment and more on tap for April 8 fundraising event

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Javier Leonet enjoys a plate of spaghetti served up by the Kiwanis during last year’s Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner.

Ryan Williams/WGCN<br> Javier Leonet enjoys a plate of spaghetti served up by the Kiwanis during last year’s Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner.

WILLIAMS - As spring is just around the corner, it's time once again for Grand Opry Night. The always-entertaining semi-annual evening of music and family fun will be combined with good eating April 8 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Williams Rodeo Barn on Friday.

Immediately preceding the Opry, the Kiwanis Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner takes place from 4 -6 p.m. Dinner is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Donations will be taken for dessert.

Ruth Sanzari, Opry event organizer, said Opry Night is always a good time with a variety of performers.

"Katy Wamble will be singing," she said. "Cameron Hainey will also be performing. Lance Beavers and his sons will be performing quite a bit as well. Naturally, we'll have the cakewalk and free popcorn."

Pamelia LaPaglia will emcee the event and sing throughout the evening of entertainment.

The evening will also feature country and western music by the Williams Opry Band, featuring Jason Campbell on drums, Lance Beavers on bass guitar, Debi Campbell on guitar and Phil Sanzari on guitar. Lois Ann Dick will provide her vocal stylings to the mix as well.

Opry-goers are encouraged to come early to look over all the raffle and auction items up for bid. Items up for auction and raffle include Bearizona passes, hunting gear, tools, and a juicer among many others. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. All proceeds from the live auction will benefit the Williams Habitat for Humanity chapter.

The chapter recently purchased a lot at 412 E. Edison.

"There is a sign up already saying that we will start building this spring," Sanzari said, adding that Williams resident Jamie Worden will eventually live in the house once completed.

A yard sale will be held June 3-4 at the Williams Baptist Church to raise money for the building project. A golf tournament will also be held in September at Elephant Rocks Golf Course.

Entrance to Opry Night is $6 per adult and $3 for seniors and students. Tickets for families of four are $15. Attend both the Opry and Spaghetti dinner for $10 per adult, $7 for seniors and students and $30 for a family of four.

For more information or to donate an item for raffle or auction, call Karen Peters at (928) 635-2275.

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