The Ark Valley Players’ fundraiser “Mr. Ark Animal-the Next Generation” is at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Burford Theatre, 118 S. Summit St., in Arkansas City.

Miss Kansas 2018-19, Hannah Klaassen, will be hostess for the evening.

Profits from this one-of-a-kind night will be split between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County and the Burford Theatre Restoration kitchen project.

“Mr. Ark Animal-the Next Generation” is a  beauty pageant spoof with a twist — all men are competing for the title of Mr. Ark Animal 2019. The reigning Mr. Ark Animal, Dr. David Ross, will return to relinquish his crown, and it’s been said, “It ain't gonna be pretty!"

Contestants are: Robert Onelio, Jake Giger, Dr. Scott Rogers, Matt Mayo, Brad Beeson, Logon French, Tanner McClure, Dirk Foust, Brandon Burke and Luke Schmidt. They will compete in talent, evening wear and beach/leisure wear.

Tickets are going quickly. Call the box office at Schmidt Jewelers, (620) 442-3045, or stop by 226 S. Summit St., from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

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