This Past Weekend in MO & IL
Mon., Mar. 27. 2006 11:29pm EST
We had an alphabetical apologetical experience (ApologetiX-Anniversary Baptist Bonanza in Cardinal Country) this past weekend in Troy MO (March 24), Ozark MO (March 25), and Freeburg IL (March 26).
The festivities finished on our 14th anniversary, all three venues were Baptist churches, and all three concerts were crammed with Cardinals fans ... even the one in Illinois, a mere 25 miles from St. Louis.
They say that St. Louis fans are some of the best baseball fans in the country. Based on the audience turnout at those three concerts, they're some of the the best ApologetiX fans in the country, too. All three places were packed!
We topped off the trip with a sugary dose of Sid & Marty Krofft on the way home, watching the pilot episodes of such seventies Saturday-morning classics as "H.R. Pufnstuf," "Lidsville," "Sigmund & the Sea Monsters," "The Bugaloos," and "Land of the Lost" -- now available on a single DVD we picked up for only $12.99!
our concert coordinators: Suzy Moore (Troy), Andy Thornton (Ozark), and Terry Delaney (Freeburg).
our merchandise-table workers: Audra (Troy and Ozark); Pam, Lanny, Kristi, and Deana (Troy); Tabitha and Lacey (Ozark); Kim, Scott, Dan, Bradco, and Matt G.
our chauffeurs: Gary, Cindy, and Chelea (Troy)
our guest MC: celebrity radio personality Kyle Miller (Troy)
Special thanks to: the amazing Arndt family, particularly brothers Mark, Luke, James, and Philip, who came to interview us in Freeburg for a second segment on their Christian television show (They did the first one two years ago in Springfield IL). There are 16 members in the immediate family alone: Mom, Dad, 13 sons and one daughter! ApologetiX lead singer J. Jackson's wife, Lisa, first saw them on the Montel Williams show several years ago and sent them some free ApologetiX CDs.
You have to see their family to believe it, and their website has plenty of photos, stories, triva, and humor. Here's the link: http://www.famteam.com/
Honorable mention to: Kim Lyerla and her daughter, Kara (a.k.a. "Little Axl"), who have now seen us over 20 times in six states. Kim is also a big help whenever needed at the CD table, including this past Sunday, when she trained and supervised the rest of our volunteers.
We'll be back in Illinois soon (Kewanee IL on May 19), but there's nothing currently scheduled for Missouri, but you "show me" folks can show us if you want to do another show. Tell us all about your church or event on our contact page:
Hope to see you there!