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Cast of Characters from Mayberry returns to Shelby

One of the most memorable shows in television history is coming to life March 20th and 21st, 2020 as church members from Beaver Dam Baptist Church presents "Ernest T. Gets an Education" an episode from "The Andy Griffith Show".

This episode centers around Ernest T's desire to get an education to impress his sweetheart Ramona. Ernest T. is being played once again by Steve Ledbetter. John Humphries and Jason Winn will reprise their roles as Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife. Wanda Humphries will play Helen Crump. Brantley Winn has been cast once again as Opie Taylor.

The production is the brainchild of directors, Melba Bridges, Tracy Hamrick and Peggy Williamson. All three ladies agree the show will bring joy to the audience and honor God at the same time. "We want people to laugh and enjoy a good meal," said Mrs. Bridges. "With so much sadness in the world, we want our audience to have a great time."

This is the congregation's sixth production of an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show." The evening begins at 5:30pm with a meal from Nathan Phillips' Snappy Lunch Diner. The Soggy Bottom Boys are back to entertain the crowd. A live auction of themed gift baskets will follow. The production will begin at 7:30pm,

The cost to attend this special fundraiser is by donation only. Seating will be first come, first serve.

Beaver Dam Baptist Church is located at 123 Beaver Dam Church Road, Shelby.

For more information, contact the church at 704-434-6261 or access the production's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BDBCErnest/.

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