|Vicki Bishop Sings the Songs of Patsy Cline|
More than 100 people put their hands together last Saturday in appreciation for the haunting songs of Patsy Cline performed by Vicki Bishop. The Rector Community Center teamed up with the Imperial Dinner Theatre to raise funds for both establishments and to entertain the community members in style.
Members of the Imperial Dinner traveled from Pocahontas to prepare and serve a three course meal to guests at the Rector Community Center before presenting Vicki Bishop to entertain. Vicki captivated the crowd as she sang many of Patsy’s favorite songs and shared bits and pieces of her tragically short life.
Starting with “Back in Baby’s Arms”, Bishop had the audience clapping and tapping to the beat as they sang along while she traveled vocally through Cline’s career from her first hit, “I Fall to Pieces” to her final record, “Sweet Dreams” which was released posthumously. Songs like “Crazy”, “Anytime” and “Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray” presented in the throaty voice so similar to Cline’s had the audience wondering if Patsy was indeed, singing through Bishop.
The evening was a great success, bringing in more than $600.00 for the Community Center. These funds will be used toward the purchase of three additional replacement air conditioners, replacing several warped doors and other repairs and maintenance needed to keep the center operational for the community. The Community Center Committee is working to bring more entertainers to the center and to sponsor fund raisers of all sorts to bring in money for the center. Your suggestions are welcome.
If you would like to make a donation to the community center you can contact the community center at 870 595-2188.