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John Schneider to visit McMinnville Monday
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John Scheider, pictured above performing at the Park Theater in 2020, will return to McMinnville Monday to collect items for Tennessee flood victims.

The man who gained fame playing Bo Duke on “The Dukes of Hazzard” will be in McMinnville this Monday to collect items for Tennessee flood victims.

John Schneider is scheduled to be at Northgate Center this Monday, Aug. 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. He will be in an area of the parking lot in front of Big Lots. 

Schneider will be in Sparta earlier in the day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Yes Home Center.

“At a time when there are people, politics and policies trying to drive our nation apart, it is more important than ever that we join together to help those in need,” said Schneider when contacted by the Standard on Thursday. “My wife and I lived through a very similar situation in 2016 and realize, perhaps more than most, the importance of community.”

President Joe Biden has declared a federal disaster for the counties of Humphreys, Dickson, Hickman and Houston due to flooding over the weekend. The declaration makes federal funding available for those areas.

Schneider is a Louisiana resident, but Tennessee has a special place in his heart because he has a home here. Schneider is also familiar with McMinnville, having performed at Park Theater in January of 2020.

As Bo Duke, Schneider gained fame in the early 1980s running from the law in the General Lee with his cousin, Luke Duke. Together with their cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, they were always at odds with Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane and Boss Hogg.

A General Lee is scheduled to be on hand during Monday’s supply collection. Basic items being requested are diapers, wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, bottled water, non-perishable food, hygiene products, and dog and cat food.