Over 20 acts are gathering together to benefit a family from Little River.
The Stagner Family Benefit Variety Show is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Lyons High School auditorium.
The Stagners are a young family from Little River whose father died last April, leaving the mother and three little boys. The show will feature Windom’s Marshal Allen Bailey and Cowgirl Janey. Bailey has always loved the American West, and his music reflects this. He has been a singer/songwriter since age 14, writing cowboy songs and preserving the tradition. Cowgirl Janey teams up with lively, vintage vocals and takes the audience on an adventure to the west.
Another professional act on the program is Rebecca Copley, an opera singer from Lindsborg. The Smoky Valley Swedish Dancers will perform as well, after returning from their tour around Sweden and Denmark. Lonnie Liljegran will bring a few bagpipe players from the McPherson Bagpipe Band as well.
The Mid-Kansas Chorus and barbershop quartet Three Old Men and Bob will perform as well. The Lyons United Methodist Church bell choir will play, as well as a number of soloists from the Lyons area. Talent from Little River includes a community choir, soloists and several readings and poems.
At the end of the show, a freewill offering will be taken. Proceeds will be used by the Stagner family to cover funeral expenses. Individuals not attending can donate by sending a check made out to the Stagner Family Benefit to Little River State Bank.