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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • 'Great family show' coming to Neosho

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  • A Branson show is coming to Neosho as a fundraiser for the Neosho Kiwanis Club.
    The Baldknobbers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Neosho Civic, 109 W. Main.
    Tickets are $25 each, with children 5 and under admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased at the Neosho Chamber of Commerce, both Boulevard Bank locations or at the door the night of the show.
    "They actually approached us, they said that they were wanting to do a little touring on their off season this year," said Billie Herrell, vice president of Kiwanis. "They had seen our facility at the Civic, thought that would be a great place to put on a show for us, and to help us with our fundraising too."
    The Baldknobbers, Branson's first show, started in 1959. Today the second and third generations carry on the family tradition of delivering everything from today's No. 1 hits, great country music, and lots of hilarious side-splitting comedy.
    "I have seen the Baldknobbers and if you want a good, funny entertainment, they are very talented, it is a great family show," she said.
    Herrell said they would be doing the same show that they do in Branson. The show will last about two hours with intermission and concessions provided by Kiwanis Club.
    As it is a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club, Herrell explained what the money would go toward.
    "Kiwanis is a civic organization that is totally geared toward the children of the world and we do concentrate on our Neosho, Newton/McDonald counties here in the Neosho club," she said. "We do the Bright Futures program, we sponsor them heavy, we sponsor the Key Club in NHS, Head Start program, and just in general, children in need."
    This is the second show from Branson that has helped out the Kiwanis Club. On Dec. 29, Jukebox LIVE performed music from the 1950s and 1960s such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.
    "Our turnout was a little bit low for the Jukebox LIVE, but it was a fantastic show," said Herrell. "We hope to make this an annual event to have a couple of Branson groups coming in to help us with our fundraisers. We are hoping that people will come out and support the Baldknobbers heavily and show them that Neosho will support a good, clean program."
    Asked if there will be any audience participation, Herrell said, "I suspect there will be, because when I went to the show in Branson there was lots of audience participation. It will be a lot of fun."

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