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Oak Cliff Lions Club Extravaganza November 19 at Texas Theatre Print E-mail
by Sharon Adams    Tue, Nov 17, 2009, 12:57 pm

Oak Cliff Lions Club Extravaganza November 19 at Texas Theatre


Everyone is invited to “Get On Board” for the Oak Cliff Lions Club’s annual “Extravaganza” on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. The curtain goes up on “Get On Board”, this year’s version of the long-running Extravaganza, at 7 p.m. There will be free valet parking.

The musical show takes place on a cruise ship, and close to 30 of the club’s most talented dancers, singers, musicians, comedians and otherwise talented performers will take you cruising on a “Love Boat”-themed variety show.

Participants in this year’s Extravaganza are Bobby Allen, Burt Bryan, Pat Caldwell, Paula Craig, Harry Crenshaw, Pat Crenshaw, John Dodd, Dan Cunningham, Dottie Dunnam, Carolyn Dunnigan, Sarah Flores, Sylvia Flores, Jeff Francis, Irvin Gainer, Corky Harris, Norrie Jensen, Jamie Kyle, Bill Lawhorn, Ken Mayfield, Wayne Meachum, Nora Mercado, Roger Simpson, Iris Smith, Carole Sprague, Bob Stimson, Ken Surley, Bill Tucker, Charlie Tupper and Darla Wisdom.

Tickets are $5 each or three for $10 and each ticket not only includes attendance at the show but enters the ticket-holder into a drawing that night for a $5,000 gift card.

Lion Teresa Wash is chairman of this year’s show, and the director is Lion Pat Crenshaw. Lions Steve and Marna Bayless are the show’s musical directors and Diana Laquey is ticket sales director.

Extravaganza, along with the Oak Cliff Lions Club’s annual golf tournament, are the club’s major fund raisers of the year. Club President Charlie Tupper estimates the show has raised more than $1 million over the years for the group’s many charities. They include not only Lions-related groups like the Lions Sight and Tissue Foundation, Texas Lions Camp and :Leader Dogs for the Blind, but many in the Oak Cliff community, like  Friends of Oak Cliff Parks, Texas Theatre and Oak Cliff YMCA

A visit to the Texas Theatre, located at 231 W. Jefferson Boulevard, alone is worth the price of admission. Originally conceived by the late Howard Hughes, it is being restored by the Texas Theatre Foundation to its 1960’s appearance. It is most remembered today as the site where Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was captured by Dallas police on Nov. 22, 1964.

Tickets to the event can be obtained by contacting Club President Charlie Tupper at 214-720-2099, ticket chairman Diana Laquey at 214-957-7211 or any member of the Oak Cliff Lions Club.

For more information about Oak Cliff Lions Club, visit


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