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Entertainers to headline Capitol for Senior Center

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John Wilkerson lines up for a shot as he and Gene Hawkins enjoy a game of billiards at the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center. The upcoming Legends and Humor Show at the Capitol Theatre on Jan. 14th is a benefit for the center. The event features country croo

Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming Legends & Humor Show at the Capitol Theatre in Lebanon.

The show, which benefits the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, will be held Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. - with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Coordinator Tom Grant said there is no reserved seating, but "there's not a bad seat in the house."

Through encouragement from 98.9 FM personality MJ Lucas, Grant said he reached out to longtime friend Ronnie McDowell about performing at the fundraiser.

Country singer McDowell, best known for hits such as "The King is Gone," "Older Women," and "You're Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation," is donating him time and talent to the cause. Grant said that although McDowell had an engagement in another state the following night, he was still eager to help the community.

Performer Johnny Counterfeit will open the show. "He's even played at the White House," Grant noted. Following performances, Tick Bryan will DJ so that folks can "stick around and do a little dancing."

Lebanon Senior Citizens Center Director Patti Watts said funds raised will be used to offset the cost of meals for seniors who can't afford them - whether they are home-bound in the Meals on Wheels program or seniors who venture to the center.

"It takes the whole community to help make sure that our senior population is well cared for and highly regarded," she said.

"You do things like this because it is a need of the community," Grant added. "Some shut-ins can't afford much of anything. This is a program the citizens of Lebanon have supported over the years. Some of that funding has gone away - there's just a need."

The event is grateful to sponsors like D.T. McCall & Sons, Corn Crib, Classy Chics, and Rose Tire - with D.T. McCall's being the largest sponsor.

"If you ever wanted to see a great show on a Thursday night - this is it. It's really going to be one of the best shows you'll ever see," Grant said.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available by calling (615) 449-4600.

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