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Country hits to be performed at third annual Heritage Country Show

FULDA — Fire up the banjos and fiddles, the third annual Country Show is returning to the Fulda High School gymnasium at 2 p.m. Sunday, to raise funds for the Fulda Heritage Society.

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“We’ll feature old time favorite songs from Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson,” said Doc Schwarz, a member of the Fulda Heritage Society. “I know someone will be playing the song, ‘She Used to Love Me A Lot’ from Johnny Cash’s new album.”

The proceeds from the show will go toward the Fulda Heritage Society’s efforts to repaint and replace the windows in The Depot.

Eight different artists from around the area will sing and the event will be hosted by KLOH’s Mylan Ray.

“We have performers from Worthington, Windom and Westbrook, just to name a few, so we have a big variety at the show,” Schwarz said.

Ray has not only been inducted into the Iowa Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame, but he will be inducted into the South Dakota Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame in two weeks.

“We’re really excited to have Mylan back, we finally got him to sing a song last year, and I think this year he’s going to sing two songs,” Schwarz said with a laugh.

Other artists featured will be Gloria Wieneke, Lismore, who will sing numbers from her tribute CD, “Old Country School.”

Allen and Nancy Jenson, of Heron Lake, will belt out songs they have sung at Old West Days and The National Traditional Country Music Assn. in LeMars, Iowa.

Jerry Davis from Slayton, known as “The Country Gentleman,” has toured across the country and will bring his music to Fulda.

Melissa Schulz, from Mahtomedi and owner of “Movin’ Melodies,” is new to the show and will spice things up by performing 40’s rock and show tunes.

Paulette Whiteford, a popular favorite, is returning to the show. She has been a karaoke singer since 2005 and will be singing popular country hits.

“We normally have about 200 people come to this, and I hope everyone shows up,” Schwarz said. “It’s a worthwhile project for the heritage society.”

Most of the music that Schwarz will play will be old favorites from Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Fulda Free Press or The Depot, through Schwarz or Virginia Anderson, or at the door the afternoon of the performance.

Daily Globe Reporter Erin Trester may be reached at 376-7322.

Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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