Patsy Cline sing-a-song scheduled

Twenty-five contestants, ranging in age from 7 to 63, will compete in the fourth annual Patsy Cline sing-a-song contest at 2 p.m. April 11 at Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.

Sponsored by Patsy Cline Historic House and Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc., the contest will select one winner who will be featured at the annual Patsy Cline Music Festival, scheduled over Labor Day weekend in Winchester.

The contestants come from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Illinois, North Carolina, Connecticut, New York, as well as Virginia, said JudySue Huyett-Kempf, director of the house.

Competitors will be prepared to sing three Patsy Cline songs, depending on the eliminations.

Judges include Liz Ruffner, official Patsy Cline tribute singer for Celebrating Patsy Cline; Kevin Booth, an Elvis impersonator; Winchester City Manager Eden E. Freeman and Philip Miller, radio personality at WJEJ-AM in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Proceeds from the $25 contestant entry fee will benefit the historic house, which opens April 1 for the season at 608 S. Kent St., Winchester. Information: 540-662-5555 or

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