Ladies of Country Music Grace Elks Lodge
June 27, 2015
Photos and text by Mike Klinger
The Mission Viejo Saddleback Valley Elks hosted three of country’s biggest stars to their lodge as members and guests were treated to the music of the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” by Loretta Lynn (Maria DiGiovanni), “The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia” by Reba McEntire (Cate Murphy) and “Sweet Dreams” by Patsy Cline (Linda Johnson) were among the hit songs of the queens of country music. All three entertainers played their parts from giving historical backgrounds of their characters to wearing the country attire these well-known artist would grace the stages with. DJ and master of ceremonies, Roy Southerland, kicked off the evening with easy listening until Patsy Cline introduced her “partner in crime, Loretta Lynn” and “the baby of the bunch”, Reba McEntire. The evening was great fun as each artist sang 6-8 songs and if you closed your eyes the actual performers were in the house! A huge thanks goes out to Event Organizers, Steve Milo and Pam Mackey and the support staff: Barbara King, Brenda Rehnke and Judy Klinger who prepared all the table with snacks, fresh fruit and finger sandwiches.