What do guitars, popcorn and a cake walk have in common? Opry Night.

Popular night of entertainment and fundraising returns Oct. 7

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WILLIAMS - As summer turns to fall, it's time to head inside the Williams Rodeo Barn for a night of warm hearted fun at Grand Opry Night. The always-entertaining semi-annual evening of music and family entertainment takes place Oct. 7 from 6:30-9 p.m.

Ruth Sanzari, Opry event organizer, said it is great to see new faces at the event.

"We are thankful for the new people who come to enjoy the music by our local musicians," she said. "The Opry Band includes Jan Bardwell, Debi Campbell, Lois Dick, Greg Mendonca and Phil Sanzari."

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

The evening will also feature country and western music by Buster Anderson on guitar as well as contributions from Andy NcDaniel and Patrick O'Brien.

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 in the past have included 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 is in the process of building a second home at 412 E. Edison.

"The dedication will be later this year when it is completed," Sanzari said, adding that the evening is a wonderful time to visit with friends, enjoy the ever-popular cakewalk, eat hot dogs and enjoy all the free popcorn you might desire.

Entrance to Opry Night is $6 per adult and $3 for seniors and students. Tickets for families of four are $15.

For more information or to donate an item for raffle or auction, call Sanzari at (928) 635-0386.

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