Opry fundraiser set for Saturday

Published 9:52 pm Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fans of the Rocky Hock Opry are in for a treat this weekend and also will be able to help raise money for a nonprofit organization.

The Rocky Hock “Opry Boys Quartet,” featuring the full Rocky Hock Opry Band, will entertain on Saturday evening at King’s Fork High School. The event is a fundraiser for the Nansemond River Pilot Club, which donates to many local organizations.

“It’s great entertainment for the price of the tickets,” said Nancy Rountree, a member of the club. “If you like the old Statler Brothers, if you close your eyes, you’d never know you weren’t listening to the Statler Brothers.”

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Other groups the band covers include the Oak Ridge Boys and Alabama, as well as gospel and pop selections, Rountree said.

The group does a full opry show in Edenton, N.C., four times a year and has raised more than $250,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The Nansemond River Pilot Club, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, donates to causes that deal with injuries, diseases and disorders of the brain, including the American Cancer Society, Project Lifesaver, Camp Bruce McCoy and Social Butterflies, an autism group.

The Pilot Club also gives a scholarship each year to a local high school student.

Saturday’s event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the school, 351 Kings Fork Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Suffolk Insurance, 202 Market St. For more information, call 539-9988.