Refugio Country Opry to perform at fairgrounds Thursday

Oct. 5, 2010 at 5:05 a.m.

REFUGIO - On the first Thursday of each month, Refugio's nightlife comes alive.

The Refugio Country Opry takes the stage at the Refugio County Fairgrounds all for the sake of entertainment and student scholarships, said Jay Monrad, who is on the opry's board of directors.

"We work so hard putting this stuff together," Monrad said.

On Thursday, the opry band will perform Country-Western, rhythm and blues, and Gospel music. There are also several special guests on the list, he said.

Typically, about 100 people show up, but during the winter, when winter Texans come to South Texas, they've seen the numbers go as high as 800 attendees, he said.

"We get a lot of folks from surrounding counties," he said.

The once-a-month show has been going since 2002 and because of it, the opry has been able to give out $44,105 in scholarships to graduating Refugio students, he said.

"We try to keep it rolling and try to keep it going," he said.



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