Buckeye Hills announces entertainment for annual expo

Staff Report

RIO GRANDE — Buckeye Hills will once again host its annual expo on April 22 and 23, with an entertainment lineup recently announced.

The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. daily and is free to the public.

Activities planned are business and industry exhibits, vendor display of services, craft show, antique tractor show, classic car show, motorcycle show, new car display, law and garden equipment demonstrations, health care checks, games and bounce houses for children, local musician performances and food sales. Thousands of local residents have attended the event over the years.

Entertainment this year includes the following four acts:

Corey Hager is a singer and songwriter from Ripley, W.Va. who began writing songs in 2009 during his senior year of high school. Hager has shared the stage with many of his favorite national bands, has been featured in Alternative Press Magazine AP&R, and played at the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. His album “I Like It That Way” is on iTunes and Pandora Internet Radio. Previously playing “folk pop,” Hager has changed lanes and hopes to make a name for himself among the “contemporary country” genre. For more information visit www.coreyhager.com. Hager will perform between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. April 22.

The Red Brush Band formed in 1995 by brothers Dwight and Allen Daugherty along with Harry Kuhn. The band started with the idea of doing a wide variety of music. Even though the band has lost founding member Dwight, the boys continue on with Allen on guitar, Kuhn on bass, Mike Vogue on fiddle, David Coriell on banjo and Jeremy Sharp on mandolin. Red Bush Band will play 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Gospel Strings is a local gospel group, playing live music in a combination of southern, bluegrass and contemporary styles. The group consists of Rebecca Overstreet, key board; Belinda Dean, vocals; John Dean, fiddle and guitar; Brenda Price, mandolin; and Bob Price, bass and guitar. The Gospel Strings will play 12:30 p.m. through 2 p.m. April 23.

Jenny Henchey has been onstage since she was seven years old. Henchey has sung various styles including funk, reggae, pop, and rock. She has opened up for artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Chris Jenson, and had the opportunity to work for bands like The Guess Who, 38 Special, Jake Owen, Dustyn Lynch, and Taylor Swift. Henchey works at the University of Rio Grande, is the mom of three grown children, and has three grandchildren. She and her husband Russell live on The Merry Farm in Rodney. Henchey will play 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Visitors are encouraged to examine secondary and post-secondary career and technical programs. The career center staff will be present to answer questions and provide program demonstrations. Door prizes will be given away.

Individuals interested in a business or industry, vendor or craft booth can call Sharon Carmichael or Roberta Duncan at 740-245-5334 for more information.

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