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April 8, 2013

Good ole sound from new opry stage — The sounds for the still fairly new Pauls Valley Opry show are likely to be just as foot-stompin’ good but only from a different place these days.

Thanks to a growing number of people showing up at the monthly show it’s making a move from the county fairgrounds in PV to the local high school’s auditorium.

Woodie Hill of Maysville, one of the members of the featured Memory Makers Band, said that growth is the reason for the show’s move to Pauls Valley High School starting on Saturday, April 6.

“We’ve outgrown the fair barn, which is a good thing,” Hill said.

“Attendance has grown past what the fair barn seats.”

According to Hill, the fair barn facility seated in the neighborhood of 240.

The new digs at the PVHS auditorium will jump that number up closer to 1,000.

“It’s great we’re moving to the high school auditorium,” he said. “We’re getting bigger so we thought we better find a bigger facility.

“Now our folks will be seated in a theater type arrangement and have a stage.”

Hill and his wife Becky, also a member of the band, describe the show as fun entertainment good for the whole family.

It features a variety of music from the Memory Makers, as well as a number of special guest performers each time.

With a 6:30 p.m. start this Saturday night, guests lined up come from area churches. They include Mike Deviney of the First United Methodist Church in Maysville, Clay Hicks of Erin Springs Baptist Church and Debby Gamble of Abundant Love Fellowship in Maysville.

It was last November when the local opry’s first show took to the stage.

“The whole idea was see if there was any interest, and we saw enough where we continued to give it a shot,” Hill said.

The second show came in January. Even with icy winter conditions outside the attendance still grew as the monthly shows came from there.

“Now we really have an opportunity to grow,” he said about the school auditorium.

The opry show is made possible each month by sponsorships and the Pauls Valley Tourism Board.

Hill says an effort is now underway to seek even more sponsors, which ultimately keeps the costs down for those attending the show.

“We feel it’s a good place to advertise for local businesses,” Hill said.

“These folks coming to the show are their customers anyway.”

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