Oak Cliff Lions Club Extravaganza Returns to Texas Theatre
by Sharon Adams
Wed, Nov 12, 2008, 06:18 AM
The 60th annual Oak Cliff Lions Club "Extravaganza" will return to the site where their very first Extravaganza show was held in 1948, the historic Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson.The show will be Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m., and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis since maximum capacity of the theater is 650.
General Chair Iris Smith says this year’s show is called “It’s a Gas,” and will be directed by Lion Pat Crenshaw with musical direction by Lion Steve Bayless.There will be valet parking and security provided, and tickets are $5 each.
Tickets will also enable the buyer to be entered in a grand prize drawing for $5,000 worth of gasoline.The winner will receive Exxon/Mobil gift cards for the total; these cards never expire and are good anywhere.You do not have to be present to win.
Proceeds from the Extravaganza are used to support the many Lions Club charities including Low Vision Clinics and Meals on Wheels.A portion of the proceeds from the show and drawing will benefit the Texas Theatre restoration project.For tickets, please contact any member of the Oak Cliff Lions Club, including President Darla Wisdom, .
The Oak Cliff Lions Club meets at noon each Wednesday at Hitt Auditorium in MethodistMedicalCenter, Beckley and Colorado in Oak Cliff.For 78 years, the Oak Cliff Lions Club has supported a variety of local, state, national and international charities involving youth, vision, and other worthy causes and charities.It is estimated that the club has contributed well over $1 million to charitable causes through the dedicated efforts of club members.For more information, visit their website at .
Article courtesy Jo Ann Holt. Photo Courtesy MK Semos.