This weekend is the kick-off for the first ever "Spring into the Arts" festival, with a grammy winning choir visiting Bethel College and a comedy taking the stage at the Fox Theatre.

At the Fox, final rehearsals followed by a production of "Faith County" Friday and Saturday are on tap for this week.

On stage will be "Faith County," which once enjoyed a thirty-five week run on WLYX and was featured on the television special, "Dateline."

Somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the south, there's a place where the bee-hive hairdo is still the rage and Saturday nights are reserved for the tractor pull in nearby Pickler. A collection of good ole' country folk gather for this year's county fair, and there's stiff competition in the arts and crafts category.

The show will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and Saturday. at Newton's Historic Fox Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under or seniors aged 65 and older. Attendees are also asked to bring a donation of one nonperishable food item to be donated to Harvest of Love. Advance Tickets for the performances are available at Midland National Bank or The Leaf Tea Lounge. Tickets will be available the day of the show at the Fox box office.

The cast includes Georgia Hughes, Abigail Bechtel, Emily Simpson, Emily Stewart, Adam Chamberlain, David Kliewer, Angela Garrett, Giovanna McQuillen and Ken Frey. The play is directed by Julie Garrett, NCT president. Stage Manager is Emily Kerbs.