July 23, 2016

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‘Is There A Doctor In The House?’ variety show planned for October

LODI — Lodi Community Hospital Auxiliary will showcase its eighth annual presentation of the musical variety show “Is There A Doctor in the House?” to be held Oct. 5 and 6 at Homerville Community Center. Curtain time will be 8 p.m.

Medina County Sheriff Neil Hassinger will return as Master of Ceremonies. Also back by popular demand will be Jitterbug dancers Chet and Tillie Cypher of Medina and the hilarious Laugh-In wall, coordinated by Mike and Kathy Wood.

Other performances will feature guitar players Mike Todd of Spencer and Tom Strongowski of Sullivan, 10-year old singing sensation Michelle Haley from Hinckley Township, professional saxophone player Tony Rump of Medina, vocal selections from the Black River Drama Club under the direction of Bob Rodman, as well as pianists Morgan Broadsword and Lois Nixon.

New to the line-up this year will be the Gospel Choir from Homerville United Methodist Church featuring southern gospel music. Annette Dudas and Carissa Szymczak from Lodi United Methodist Church will perform, as well as trio members Hope Clifford, Laura Fryman and Betty Havel, who will present Andrews sister music. The R.C. Cook Family will entertain with lively bluegrass music and the Black River Varsity Cheerleaders will perform a dance routine.

The show will be directed by Betty Havel, president and director of the Black River Comedy Club, a non-profit organization that has presented performances for more than 20 years in the Homerville community.

Tickets for “Is There A Doctor In The House?” are $10 each and can be purchased at Lodi Community Hospital’s business office or at the door on the evenings of the show. The proceeds of the show will benefit Lodi Community Hospital equipment and services. For more information, contact 330-948-1658.

Prior to the Saturday show, the Homerville Ruritan Club will be serving a full course swiss steak dinner. The cost for dinner is $8 for adults or $4 for children 12 and younger. Serving begins at 6 p.m. and required reservations can be made through Linda Wuthrich at 330-625-2514 by Oct. 1.