Henrietta group performs Star Spangled Banner at Rangers game

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Penny Riordan, Laura Lee Brock, Diane Hanson and Laurie Schaffner of the group "One Voice" gather on the field at the Ballpark in Arlington before performing the national anthem.

Penny Riordan, Laura Lee Brock, Diane Hanson and Laurie Schaffner of the group “One Voice” gather on the field at the Ballpark in Arlington before performing the national anthem.

Four of Henrietta’s own performed the Star Spangled Banner for more than 41,000 baseball fans in attendance at the Ballpark in Arlington Wednesday night.

More than 130 Henrietta residents supported One Voice, the Clay County quartet of Laurie Schaffner, Penny Riordan, Diane Hanson and Laura Lee Brock, by attending the Texas Rangers game. It was by far the largest venue for the group to date.

One Voice also has performed the national anthem at Boy Scout Eagle Ceremonies, the 2012 Pioneer Reunion Rodeo, the 2013 Oil Bowl and the Northwest Texas Boy Scout Council dinner with key not speaker H. Ross Perot, Jr.

“It was a very exciting priviledge for us,” said Brock. “We feel very honored to have been chosen and supported by our community.”

One Voice was informed in May that it had been chosen to open the game after submitting a demo tape, a biography and photo of the group to the Rangers organization.

Texas won the July 31 game, topping the Anaheim Angles 2-1 with a ninth inning walk-off home run from Adrian Beltre.

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