The Ultimate Oldies New Legends Show performed to a packed Park Theater house Saturday night.
The band offered all the favorite oldies but goodies from artists Dolly Parton, Elvis, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Connie Francis, The Beatles, John Lennon, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Patsy Cline.
Bringing audience members out of their seats to dance were Patti Page with “The Tennessee Waltz,” Righteous Brothers with “Unchained Melody,” and the final song of the night Elton John with “Crocodile Rock.”
It was a sold-out show benefiting the Citizens for Progress scholarship program aimed at making higher education more affordable. The CFP scholarship program helps provide high school and non-traditional students residing in Warren County an opportunity to attend Motlow State Community College or Tennessee College of Applied Technology.
By design, the scholarship will not only provide employers in Warren County with a well-trained workforce, but also provide incentive for young people to remain in the county.
The program carries with it certain eligibility provisions for each category of student, but the essence is the scholarship is provided for Warren County residents who are either Warren County High School students, or who are county residents working at a Warren County manufacturer. Additional eligibility requirements and program stipulations exist.
The CFP scholarship is a last-dollar program, therefore all students must apply for, qualify and accept all local, state, and/or federal financial aid to be eligible to receive CFP funds. The scholarship will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and will only supply tuition money on a last-dollar basis directly to the attending institution.
Opening for the Ultimate Oldies was the Warren County High School choir. For the second year, the group has been invited to perform in Florida at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Christmas Candlelight Processional in December.
For more information about the scholarship program, contact Motlow State Community College director Melody Edmonds at 668-7010, Tennessee College of Applied Technology director Dr. Warren Laux at 474-8324, or Warren County High School Guidance Department at 668-5858.
Applications for the CFP scholarship program can be found online.