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Roy Orbison’s Birthday Celebration in Vernon

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Vernon celebrated Roy Orbison’s birthday on Wednesday.

A birthday party and community picnic took place at the site of his birth.  It’s just west of the corner of Peace and Deaf Smith Streets.

Vernon Mayor Jeff Bearden announced a long term fundraising drive to raise money for a bronze statue to honor Orbison at the site.

Orbison was a famous singer known for hits such as “Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” and “Only The Lonely.”