Rotary Hears About Coming EPC Season

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Published on August 22 2012 6:07 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Members of the Effingham Noon Rotary Club Wednesday were introduced to the 2012-2013 season of entertainment at the Effingham Performance Center.

EPC Executive Director Janie Oldfield said the concert season will feature rocker and TV star Rick Springfield; country legends Connie Smith, Marty Stuart and Crystal Gayle; a return by The Church Basement Ladies and a performance of one of the "Nunsense" comedies; and several interactive projects for children and youth.  Oldfield also announced that singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins has been added to the season's lineup along with 70s rock band "Head East". 

(PICTURED ABOVE, ROTARY WEEKLY STUDENT GUEST JEFF KEITEL, EFFINGHAM PERFORMANCE CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JANIE OLDFIELD AND NOON ROTARIANS TOM HENDERSON AND DR. RUBEN BOYAJIAN OF THE ARTS COUNCIL OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS)

The season will be kicked off with an appearance by singer-comedian Ray Stevens, who's had a string of hits including "Gitarzan", "Ahab the Arab", "Everything is Beautiful" and "The Streak".  Stevens will appear at the EPC on September 22 at 8pm.

On hand with Oldfield were Noon Rotarians Tom Henderson and Ruben Boyajian, who are co-chairs of the Arts Council of Central Illinois, the group that operates the EPC.

With the start of the school year came the return of a Rotary weekly student guest.  This week's guest was Jeff Keitel, the son of Kal and Renee Keitel and a senior at Effingham High School.