Letter to the Editor: Group is not involved in annual concert


Every year, when the  performer for the Patsy Cline Classic concert  is announced, those of us on the board of the Patsy Cline Historic House and Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc. are asked about our involvement in the concert.

We have no connection to the concert even though Patsy’s name is used in the title. The concert is totally sponsored by the Winchester Education Foundation,  and proceeds benefit the Winchester Public Schools.

The Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St., is a nonprofit organization, operated under the auspices of Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc., to honor the legendary singer and provide a glimpse of her life in Winchester when the area native launched her career.

Along with the City of Winchester, we are sponsoring the Patsy Cline Music Festival Sept. 2-6. We invite the community to join us in several events over Labor Day weekend.

We hope this clears up any confusion about our involvement in events in the community. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Patsy Cline Music Festival events will be used for continuous operation of the house to honor our native singer, Patsy Cline.

Please join us in celebrating her legacy with these events to honor her musical career.  Tickets will be available after June 15 on the website, at the house, 608 S. Kent St. and some tickets at G&M Music, 2640 Valley Ave.

Ron Hottle, president  of Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc.

JudySue Huyette-Kempf, director of Patsy Cline Historic House

Ann Belland,  Jim Burton, Sally Coates, Glen Franklin Koontz, Robert Gaines III, Karen Helm, Frances C. Lowe, Steve Pettit, Mary Kathryn Robinson, board members