Though all the numbers aren’t in, the Can-Can Follies’ performances helped bring in about $15,000 to go to the 100 Club of Lamar County, and officials expect more.
“This is absolutely the most the Follies has raised in the years past,” said Event Organizer Lisa Spann.
Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley expressed his gratitude in one word – “Wow.
“I’ve said many times before how Lamar County is a very giving community for a lot of different needs, and this just illustrates that giving mentality,” Hundley said. “Our (first) responders are supported in ways like this and others, and that support is so appreciated. A lot of people worked very hard to make this event a success – the performers, the volunteers and especially Brenda Wells and Lisa Spann. Thank you to those who donated, attended the show and made this happen.”
Spann said it took about six months of work to get the follies to be such a success – skit selections, choreographing, music planning, recruitment, props, rehearsals and basic organization.
“I, along with all the participants, are so grateful and appreciative to be able to do the follies for those who do so much for the community and the people in the community,” Spann said. “I truly believe – from me and the participants and sponsors to the sole ticket purchasers – we are all so proud to help raise money for our first responders and the cause – The 100 Club.”
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