Meletha Walker sings “How Good It Feels” by Lake Street Dive.

Letter to the Editor: Big thank you to everyone who took part in Evening at Roxy

Dear editor:

The Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council appreciates the performers, sponsors and supporters of the W. C. Handy Evening at the Roxy with the Great Pretenders.

This was the 21st year for this show.  It was a success, with about 200 attending!

It’s wonderful how the Roxy provides a venue for our local talent. The arts council is appreciative of the community’s support of the Roxy events.

Katerina Cole-Coffey did an outstanding job as emcee.   

The following entertainers were outstanding performing as their favorite artists: Jonathan and Simmie Grace Grimes, McKelvey Grimes, Jacob McCarley, Jayne Wells, Angela Townsel, Jeff Allen, Keylee Mayfield, Tara Greenhill, Avery Guinn, Dana Hill, Jacob Green, Caroline Sparks, Sydney Medley, Adam Green, Meletha Walker, Lexie Thompson, Gunner Lane, Ally and Anna Oliver and Buford Parker.

Thanks to the following sponsors for their support:

Gold Sponsors: Bank Independent, CB&S Bank, Clark Pulley, Community Spirit Bank, First Metro Bank, Mayor David Grissom, Russellville Water Board, Russellville Gas Board, Valley State Bank and Yogi’s Convenience Stores   

Silver Sponsors: Sinclair-Lawrence Insurance, David and Kim Palmer, Wood-Thompson Insurance, Franklin Electric, Green’s Dependable Hardware, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Franklin Free Press/WGOL Radio, Strickland and Barksdale CPA, Russellville Florist/Chase Sparks and Bedford, Rogers, Bowling and McReynolds

Bronze Sponsors: Probate Judge Barry Moore, Hester Printing, Family Pharmacy, Frosty Inn, Campbell’s Vision Center, Gault Signs, Franklin County Times, Abstract and Appraisal/Wanda Myrick, William and Debbie Nale, Judy and Raymond Horton, Tom and Linda Senter, Troy and Brenda Oliver, Susie Hovater Malone, Ann Epperson McDermitt, Hillary Malone Hall, Jonathan and Ashley Grimes, Gunner Lane and Tommy Quinn

The Arts Council Board members are commended for their volunteer work, dedication and coordination of events at the Roxy, as well.


Susie Hovater Malone


Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council