July 17, 2013

Country star to perform tonight

MORRISONVILLE — At 25, Lorrie Morgan was the youngest performer made a lifetime member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Tonight, the country star performs at the Clinton County Fair.

Among Morgan’s hits are “Five Minutes,” “Watch Over Me” and “What Part of No.”

She has nabbed four Female Vocalist of Year awards and has performed duets with such music legends as Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis.

And she sang with her own father, country legend George Morgan, whose own iconic songs include “Candy Kisses” and “Red Roses for a Blue Lady.”

She takes the stage at 8 p.m., with tickets set at $10 for grandstand seating and $15 for track seating (plus the gate admission of $8 for ages 13 and older).

Today is Children’s Day, with free admission for ages 12 and younger. Carnival rides wristbands cost $21 each and are good all day.

Daily, visit the FFA, cattle, horse and domestic and fine arts exhibits daily; vendor buildings are open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the fair, which continues through Sunday.  Parking is free.

Here’s today’s schedule:

7 a.m.: All 4-H horses in place.

9 a.m.: 4-H Dairy Cattle Show in the Denton Publications Cattle Barn.

10 a.m.: 4-H English classes in the PrimeLink Horse Arena (costume class is 30 minutes after the last English class; small-animal and FAA-exhibit judging in the Duprey’s Feeds & McCadam Cheese Co. Inc. FFA Building.

Noon: Carnival rides, start; New York State Sire Stakes harness race on the Graymont Materials NY Race Track (free admission).

Noon to 9 p.m.: 4-H Dairy Bar open.

Noon to 3 p.m.: Damaged Goods band on the Sample Lumber Co. LLC Stage.

1, 4 and 7:30 p.m.: Chainsaw sculptor Mark Tyoe, sponsored by Tammy Perrotte Sears of RE/MAX North Country.

1:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.: Animal Alley Productions, sponsored by Palmer Veterinary Clinic.

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