Patsy Cline’s husband, Charlie Dick, daughter Julie Fudge, and other dignitaries will cut the ceremonial ribbon officially opening Patsy Cline’s Historic House at 608 S. Kent Street on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 4:00pm.
Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc. (CPC), a nonprofit corporation committed to preserve and perpetuate the legacy of Patsy Cline, has been working toward this moment for many years. “This day would not be possible without the generosity of the many contributors, dedicated volunteers, and support of Patsy’s fans” notes Judy Sue Huyett-Kempf, Executive Director of the Historic House.
The Block Party scheduled between 3:00 – 8:00 pm in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House will feature entertainment by The James Boys. The band hails from Loudoun County, VA yet has a local following. Their sound is described as Classic County with lots of Patsy Cline favorites planned for the celebration. The house will be open for tours until 6:00 pm. Adults $6.00; Seniors 65+ $5.00; Children ages 11-18 $4.00; Active Military (ID required) & Children under 10 Free.
Though the house is open for tours the renovation is far from complete, and needs continued financial support, reminds Executive Director, Judy Sue Huyett-Kempf. Phase II of the renovation which needs to follow immediately includes the construction of a multi-purpose pavilion in the rear yard, and landscape improvements. A conceptual plan of the pavilion incorporates a tour holding area for guests, restroom facilities and educational kiosks.
Admission to the Block Party is FREE yet donations are welcome. “Come on in and sit right down and make yourself at home,” Patsy Cline.