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Chuck Goad, founding member of the Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame Task Force, strums a few bars on the Eric Clapton guitar that is part of the Jim Halsey Archives collection on display September 29.

 

09-24-2012-For Immediate Release:

A rarely seen collection of guitars by famous artists will be featured in a special display during the opening of the Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame on September 29 at 212 N Penn in Independence Kansas. The guitar collection is part of the Jim Halsey Archives. "This fabulous display of guitars, signed by superstar artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Oak Ridge Boys, Eric Clapton, The Police, AC DC, The Eagles, Roy Clark and Glen Campbell are from the personal collection of Jim Halsey. said Mike Flood, chairman of the Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame. Chuck Goad of Community National Bank recently played the Eric Clapton guitar at a meeting of the Kansas Hall of Fame Taskforce. Goad is a founding member of the taskforce."Chuck is a pretty good guitar player and lovers Eric Clapton music. continued Flood.

Also on display from the Halsey archives include eclectic items such as a pair of boots given to Oak Ridge Boys lead singer by George H. Bush as the group rode in Air Force One with the president. Many other items from the Halsey archives will be on display. The Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame will share space at 212 N Penn (the former JC Penney building) with Neewollah Headquarters which also opens on September 29. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards.) is Kansas' largest annual celebration. Both the Kansas Hall of Fame and Neewollah Headquarters will be open daily through Neewollah including weekends and some evenings; specific times are listing on Neewollah's web site at www.Neewollah.com.

A sneak preview fundraiser will take place on Thursday, September 28 from 5:00 to 6:30. The preview event is by reservation and admission of $25 per person. All proceeds go to the Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame. For ticket information and to make reservations, call the Independence Chamber of Commerce at 620-331-1890.

The Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame is a pending 501(c)3 corporation, organized under the umbrella of the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center museum system. Current tax deductible donations are made to the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center, earmarked for the Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame. Other museums in the system are The Landon House, The History Center and the Independence Historical Museum.

For more information contact Mike Flood at 620-330-0675.

Photo Cutline:Chuck Goad, founding member of the Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame Task Force, strums a few bars on the Eric Clapton guitar that is part of the Jim Halsey Archives collection on display September 29.

 

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