Archive for Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Tonganoxie Days entertainer to play this Saturday morning

April 18, 2001

Although Tonganoxie Days isn't scheduled until June, organizer Connie Torneden already is working on the annual festival.

The event is set for June 8 and 9.

Among performers appearing on June 9 in downtown Tonganoxie is Tim Clarrey, a country singer-songwriter. Clarrey will appear in Tonganoxie several times before the festival.

This Saturday, he will be at the former Ratliff Drug Store building, Fourth and Bury, to promote his new compact disc and to autograph pictures. Clarrey, who lives in Edwardsville, also will sing a few songs during his appearance, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"He has been in contact with Warner Brothers Records and plans on heading to Nashville next year," said Torneden. "I think you'll be pleasantly surprised when you hear Tim. He will also be performing at Glen's Opry here in Tonganoxie in May."

Tonganoxie Days will feature music and entertainment by several other groups. And the Leavenworth County State Barbeque Championships again will be held at the fairgrounds.

Other activities planned for the festival include a 10-kilometer run/5-kilometer walk; arts and crafts booths; train rides; games for children; a pet parade; food; and an antique car and motorcycle show.

Entertainment will feature Star Struck Dance Studio and the Cowtown Cloggers. And on the evening of June 9, a dance will be held at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds 4-H building, featuring the music of Billy Spears.

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