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Letter: Donk’s Theater passes the baton to next generation

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

At Donk’s Theater’s "Lil’ Ole Opry" Saturday night in Mathews, it was "Stars of Tomorrow" night—the stars were bright and ran the gamut from cute to WOW! So much of the "something’s missing in our world today" message abounds. Something really important wasn’t missing that night as I sat with a good, large crowd of folks from six or eight states and one foreign country—to witness a human drama.

I think I happened in on a "Family Reunion" that spoke of what life is all about. What really matters is a baton of values and traditions that many Americans have lost and don’t really know how to pass on to the next generation. On this old, historic stage where many of the greats of country music have stood, three generations, as best I could count, unabashedly loved and appreciated each other and captured the transmission of a culture. This was real, more than a stage, a group...

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