A former Broadway star and choreographer will help pave the way for one lucky ticket holder to drive home in a red Thunderbird convertible this month.
Ron Young, who spent more than three decades in musical theater, will draw the winning ticket for the Har-Ber Village Museum raffle on Monday, September 23. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. in the Visitor Center parking lot at 4404 W. 20th Street in Grove, Okla.
For nearly one year Har-Ber Village Museum has been offering the chance to drive home in the 2003 Ford Thunderbird convertible that was willed to the museum in an estate. The car, which merely has approximately 1,000 miles driven, features a hard-top roof with a soft top that can also be used, and it still boasts the dealership stickers on the windows.
Tickets are only $25 each or five tickets for $100 and can be purchased until Sunday, Sept. 22, at Grove, Okla., area banks, online at www.har-bervillage.com, or from a volunteer anywhere the convertible with the “Win Me” magnet sign is featured. Tickets can also be purchased until Monday, Sept. 23, at noon at the Country Store at Har-Ber Village.
Young, who grew up in Grove, is best known for is roles in the original Broadway cast of “Hello, Dolly” and for his work in “Mame,” George M,” “The Boy Friend,” and “A Chorus Line.” He was also featured in the movies “Hair” and “Annie.”
After moving back to Grand Lake from New York City, Young continues to make appearances, often to sign his book, “The Only Boy Who Danced,” or to perform the National Anthem.