This Past Weekend in IL & OH
Mon., Sep. 15. 2008 9:41am EDT
The Ohio State Buckeyes may have lost their #2 ranking in the NCAA football polls, but the Buckeye State just solidified its #2 ranking on the list of states we've played the most.
Our concert this past Sunday in Bellefontaine OH was our 89th ever in Ohio, trailing only our home state of Pennsylvania. Our concert this past Saturday in Farmer City IL was our 26th ever in the Prairie State, tying it with Virginia at #8 on our list.
We had some special guests at our Farmer City concert:
My husband and I are missionaries in Costa Rica. A few years ago a youth worker (Gary Zustiak) brought down one of your CDs for my boys. They loved it (as did my husband)! Here's a note from the promoter of the Farmer City show:
Right now we are back in the States for a furlough. And guess what? We are in Lincoln IL and I just found out you will be in Farmer City tomorrow night. I immediately bought tickets and my two older sons, Zachary (14) and Austin (13) are taking their Dad (Darrin) for an early birthday present. So know that some of your biggest fans all the way from Costa Rica will be cheering you on in Farmer City. Keep up the great work!
Special thanks to:
Our thanks goes to your band. You touched hearts and lives Satuday. We were blessed and honored to have you all in our community.
Julie Glawe, Director
Our concert coordinators: Julie Glawe (Farmer City) and Sherry Payne (Bellefontaine).
Our merchandise coordinators: Ruth, Heather, Joy, Karen, Stephanie, Penny, Russell, and Cherie (Farmer City); and Denise, Theresa, Steve, and Brenda (Bellefontaine).
Our bus driver: "Danger" Dan Uber of Clarion PA, who has now driven for us on eight weekends, and has also seen us play 30 concerts in 14 states.
Honorable mention to:
- Wisconsin's Chris Bailey, who came to her 61st concert in Farmer City.
- Indiana's Ruth Hanawalt and Heather Delaney, who each came to their 33rd concert in Farmer City.
- The Sackett family from Michigan, who came to their 12th concert in Farmer City. They drove 4.5 hours on the spur of the moment to the show after Mike suggested it to his wife, Chris, early Saturday afternoon.