The Adena Lion's club 58th annual minstrel entitled, "Route 66 - "Revin', Racin' and Roarin."
The production featured
talent, skits, singing, and is a fun, enjoyable, event for all ages.
Here are some photos of Lion's Club Minstrels of past and present.
Mabel Boetticher claimed to have been part of traveling Minstrel shows before the Lion's Club shows began.
The late Mabel and Irvin Boetticher wrote and directed Minstrel Shows for 25 years. In previous Adena Lion's Club Minstrel shows,
they performed skits, such as Tarzan and Jane adding marital merriment to several productions. After Irwin's death, Mabel carried on her own affluent act as
"Minnie Our Pearl," a lighthearted stand up act spin-off of the televised Laugh-In. Mabel received a standing ovation at her last performance in the 2005 show.
These photos from 1953-Showboat, 1957-Happy Times Minstrel, 1959-All Aboard, the Louisiana Hayride and the Best of the Years.
Archived photos complimentary of John Parkinson.
If you have
any information, corrections, or pictures of past Minstrel Shows you'd like to see on this site, please