Country Music Show Toy Drive Dec. 6 at The House in DeKalb
From press release
DEKALB, Ill.—For the 40th year, organizer Gary Mullis of DeKalb, Ill., will be doing his Country Music Show Toy Drive. This year, Mullis will celebrate his 40th year of the drive, with cutting of the anniversary cake at 2:30 p.m. on the special day. Mullis hopes that some of the past performers will return to help celebrate 40 years of the toy drive.
The show will be from 1:30-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy. (corner of Third Street and Lincoln Highway) in DeKalb. Admission is a new toy to go to the Salvation Army for needy children this Christmas in the DeKalb County area.
Bands and singers are welcome to perform on the show. Types of music will be country, bluegrass, Gospel and Christmas songs. Some of the performers this year will be John Thorn, Basically Bluegrass Band, Jib Gibson, Bluegrass Group and The King’s Brothers Gospel, among others. Some who have performed at this show in past years: Jimbo Thies, Jerry Nunally, and Lavern Day, master of ceremonies, have all passed away. Other performers have included Bill Blough, Ernie Cagle, Neeld Counts, Debbie Davis, Claude Frye, Earl Gilbert, Boyce Hill, Max Jones and the Southern Sounds, Mathew Littlejohn, Norman Porter, Scott Rush, Steve Steder and others.
Mullis started the toy drive in December 1970 at Cortland Town Hall in Cortland, Ill., because he likes country, bluegrass and Gospel music. He also enjoys playing drums, doing recitations, and he thought it would be a chance for people to get together to play music for a good cause.
For more information, call Mullis at (815) 762-5589 before 10:30 a.m.
From the December 2-8, 2009 issue
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