RTY Summer Showcase Founder Retires

<p>Mary Alice Reporting:

(Wednesday, September 13th) New Philadelphia, Ohio – After 20 years, the founder of RTY’s popular Summer Showcase is stepping down.

Sam Hitchcock announced his retirement this week and took a moment to remember when he was first asked to put the series together.

“I jumped at the chance and chose the name Summer Showcase. When it started out it wasn’t just all music. We had plays, juggling, musicians, and stuff like that but seemed like the biggest thing that brought the crowds was the music, so we just evolved into that.”

Hitchcock commented that many artists have been on stage throughout the years, and not all of them local.

Taking over the Summer Showcase is Joe and Mindy Croft and Travis Green.

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