Since the Winchester Education Foundation was re-energized in 2009 following its dormancy during the Handley High School Capital Campaign, the organization has accomplished quite a lot. In addition to raising funds through direct solicitations, WEF has sponsored exciting fundraising projects and initiated meaningful programs.
One such project is the Patsy Cline Classic Concert Series, which began as a partnership with a local event promotions firm in 2009 to dedicate the Handley Auditorium in honor of Winchester native Patsy Cline, and to serve as the annual fundraising event for the Winchester Education Foundation. More information about each concert is below.
Kenny Rogers – March 7, 2015
Merle Haggard and the Strangers with opening act Springfield Exit – November 6, 2013
LeAnn Rimes with opening act & Handley alum Britani Myers – November 16, 2012
Wynonna – October 21, 2011
The Beach Boys – October 5, 2010
Dedication of Patsy Cline Theatre and inaugural Patsy Cline Classic Concert, featuring Willie Nelson – October 29, 2009