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Du Quoin group gets ticket proceeds
Cowsills to sing, teens to benefit
July 22, 1969
Southern Illinoisan
Carbondale, Illinois


The Cowsills, whose Aug. 24 appearance in Du Quoin will help the Du Quion Youth Association

The Cowsills will sing for the DuQuoin Youth Associations as well as their supper Aug 24 at the Du Quoin State Fair.

The Cowsills, four brothers, a sister, and their mother, are known for popular hits like "Rain, the Park and Other Things," and "We Can Fly."

No less than 10 percent of all proceeds from the opening day afternoon show will go to the hyouth group.

It is to be used to make improvements to the new Du Quoin Community Center, the Red Haze.

W. R. Hayes II, president of Fair Acres Inc., which owns the fair, suggested the profit idea to the association's adult board during the spring.

The board decided to accept Hayes' offer, since association members would be investing nothing, except the time they spend selling tickets.

Arrangements between the Association and the fair call for the youth group to get all proceeds from advance ticket sales, after the Cowsills' salary in paid.

If the grandstand at the fairgrounds is "Sold-out" before Aug. 24, the day of the performance, the youth association will make a $6,000 profit.

Persons buying tickets in advance to the show, which will feature Joplin Forte, along with the Cowsills, also will be saving money. Advance tickets are $2 each. Beginning the day of the show, after the youth association stop sharing the profit, tickets will be $2.50 each.

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