Friday, July 29, 2011

August 26 - Special Guests Will Be Here!!!

Bring your cameras and meet Charlene, Rodney and all the Mayberry Tribute Artists - during the Friday, August 26 cruise-in. We'll have a parade at 8 p.m. and they'll be around for photos, handshakes and autographs. And, you'll see them at the burnout!

You may recall that on The Andy Griffith Show, there was the Darlin' family who came to town from the mountains. There was the dad, Charlene and her brothers. They picked and played and sang. Charlene fell in love with Sheriff Andy Taylor and wanted to marry him.

Well, they'll be in town for a D.A.R.E. benefit the next night, Saturday, August 27, in Troy. But before they get there, we'll have them here at the cruise-in.

Charlene is actually Maggie Peterson and she lives in Las Vegas where she often performs with her husband. She still has a beautiful voice and is planning on singing a couple of numbers for us during her visit.

AND - Maggie owns a red 1964 red VW bug. She would love to sell it. She bought it brand new and drove it to the TV set in Los Angeles when she was working on the show. It has around 370,000 miles on it and is in great shape. No, she isn't bringing it to the cruise-in. She's flying in from Las Vegas where she now lives and often performs with her piano playing husband. She will soon have a Facebook page about her car. She says that Denver Pyle added some silver flower vases on the inside of the doors so she could carry Charlene's mountain flowers. True story!

As we get pics of the car and Maggie, we'll post them!

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