Stories tagged with: Secrest Auditorium

September 18, 2011 - 8:55pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

The community gathered at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville Sunday  to recognize members of the Ohio National Guard in their Operation Enduring Freedom.

The 42 Airmen from the 220th Engineering Installation Squadron returned home from a 6 month tour of Afghanistan in May. Today served as a formal recognition of both their sacrifices and the ones of their families.

"It's important for one, to unite members to see we recognize the hard work they do," said Major Joseph...

July 16, 2011 - 9:39pm
3 years 1 week ago

For many people, dealing with a disability can be a challenge, but for one performer at Secrest Auditorium, that challenge has become a God-given passion.

Gordon Mote, a blind pianist and vocalist along with the acapella group Voices of Lee took to the stage Saturday evening bringing a number of tunes to the ears of many southeast Ohioans. Mote has been performing since he was just three years old and has worked with many artists all across the country.

"I don't know how it'...

June 21, 2011 - 11:09am
3 years 5 weeks ago

A Zanesville couples helps to bring a piano playing star and an a cappella group to Secrest Auditorium.

Thom and Tammi Black want to help the 18 food pantries of Muskingum County by holding a concert.

"Of the 84,000 that are here 18.8 percent fall at or below the poverty level so that's over 16,000 people," explained Tammi Black. "28 percent of the people being served by the pantries are 60 plus, 23 percent are 0-17."

Performing at the concert is Gordon...

June 6, 2011 - 10:58am
3 years 7 weeks ago

An Ohio native is returning to the state to put on a show for the Y-city.

"We're on the verge of a major announcement," said an excited John Kunkle from Secrest. "I think the fans in this area are going to be very pleased."

That announcement is that country singer David Allan Coe is coming to Secrest on Saturday June 25th. He's best known for his songs, "You never even called me by my name" and "The Ride."

"It fell into our lap...

March 25, 2011 - 9:14pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

Friday night kicked off the 23rd annual Zaney Follies show at Secrest Auditorium.

Director John Kunkel says more than 100 volunteers from all over southeast Ohio have been hard at work since January to prepare for "Zaney Radio...WZNY...On the air", which benefits Genesis Hospice.

"They take vacation to come in here and build sets, help us with production, whatever it needs, they take a week's vacation to come in to do it," said Kunkel.

Kunkel says the...

March 21, 2011 - 8:29pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

The Zaney Follies are preparing for this year's show themed " Zaney Radio... WZNY... on the air".

Performers have been practicing for 5 weeks and now it is down to the wire. Director John Kunkel says it'll be a great time for viewers and proceeds go towards a good cause.

"It is all about hospice and coming in and having a great time and you know when you break it down to what is basic entertainment it is whatever time frame the show is it is to take your mind off...

December 28, 2010 - 8:25pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is asking you to donate blood.

A blood drive will be held on December 30th at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The organization has teamed up with area businesses to help entice the public to come out and will be giving away one pound bags of coffee from Dunkin Donuts and $10.00 gift cards from Walmart.

"Right now our blood donations are down because of the holiday, because of the Christmas season and it's truly the gift...

November 17, 2010 - 5:45pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

With steam billowing out of the Secrest Auditorium, there is no doubt Wednesday is SERTOMA Pancake Day in Zanesville.

With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, the Y-city gobbled up its own annual day long feast. While the weather was a little dreary early, that didn't stop hungry stomachs from making their way in for their share of breakfast treats.

"This is a rarity in a community this size. For it to be the 51st year and the attendance doesn't drop off. It's...

November 16, 2010 - 8:31pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

The countdown begins for a delicious Zanesville tradition.

It took months of planning, but boxes of syrup, pancake mix, and burners are finally filling the basement of Secrest Auditorium for SERTOMA Pancake Day.

"Everything is pretty much falling into place like every year, and we have everything down to a science now. So, it goes pretty easy," says Pancake Co-Chair Russell Taylor.

There will be some celebrity chefs on hand, such as Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling...

November 15, 2010 - 7:48pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

There's the Rotary roses, the Kiwanis' peanuts, and then there's the SERTOMA pancakes.

It's almost time to open your belt another notch to fit stacks of delicious pancakes in your belly. Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling will be one of the cooks at this Wednesday's SERTOMA Pancake Day.

"Some on mine are air-sealed because I flip them up in the air so they can get air sealed. They're special. Some of the guys don't flip them, and some of them I jokingly say have to give out an...

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