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A crowd of more than 550 people filled the main floor of the theater and overflowed into the balcony.
Through free-will donations and concession purchases, the crowd chipped in more than $2,600 for the Fox renovation project.
(Lorri Sughroue/McCook Daily Gazette)
During the two-hour show, 10 acts took turns performing, with all receiving thunderous applause for their efforts.
At show's end, Master of Ceremonies Cal Siegfried tipped his hat and led the audience in applause for the performers and accompanists.
All standouts in their own right, the performers included Joseph McCarty, David Sandman, Megan Seibrandt, Tonya Baker, Barbara Leising, Marie Coffey, Tim Miller, Lonnie Weyeneth, Leanne Miller, Lindi Johnson, Spencer Van Pelt, Mitchell Reitz, Josh Stevens, Austin Molcyk, Domonic Maestas, Tristan Thomas, Austin Lambing, Colton Molcyk, Brian Calvin, Dakota Baumgartner, Mary Jo Serbousek, Chris Nelson, Joy Russell, Anita Hitsch, Ike Brown, Trish Sancell, Gene Malleck, Dan Cook and Darrin Karr.
On a par with performers from much larger cities, the local and regional talent entertained with a variety that included vocals, violins, a drum line, piano, trumpet, gospel music, patriotic songs and country and bluegrass numbers.
"We're fortunate to have such outstanding talent in this area," said Gene O. Morris, executive director of the Fox Theatre project.
"We're grateful to the performers and proud of the community for the wonderful support."