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Hello out there. I’ve finally landed in my writing chair and I’m more than ready to blog about our latest trip to Alaska. We originally left home on the 20th of April, but the three weekends following our departure consisted of one two-day gospel show at Rodeheaver’s Boys Ranch in Palatka. Richard and I promote this event with all proceeds going to the ranch.
Then we moved to Lincolnton, Georgia, the home of Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long and the three-day bluegrass festival with some really big names.
This past weekend, we were in the middle of all the action at Jeff and Sheri Easter’s three-day gospel festival at the Lewis Family Homeplace.
Richard and I have been attending events at Rodeheavers Boys Ranch for many years. First, we started attending bluegrass festivals twice a year, then Richard got very involved in other happenings like antique car shows which raises money for the 45-50 boys who live there. We became acquainted with some of the board members who live on the ranch and are house parents to the boys.
Homer Rodeheaver, the founder of the ranch, loved gospel music and, at one time, he held Southern Gospel Shows at the Ranch. The ranch has never accepted any government funds. The gospel shows were one way to raise money.
This was the 2nd Annual Southern Gospel Fest Richard has promoted. I stay behind the scene as much as possible. I’ve been given to understand I will be playing a bigger part in this event, because Richard has requested my help. Great!!!
This year’s stay at the ranch was very special. My dear friend, Vickie King, who has been basically housebound until recently went with Richard and me. She stayed three nights and watched quite a bit of the music. She had gastric bypass surgery and has lost over 120 pounds. She then had knee surgery on both her knees and is getting around better than she has in years. We had a lot of fun. Evidently too much fun because I didn’t take any pictures of her. LOL
|CHUCK WAGON GANG|
STAN, SHAY, MELISSA, JEREMY
|TRINITY RIVER BAND|
MIKE, SARAH, BRIANNA, LISA
AND JOSH IS ON THE END AND
EVIDENTLY EVERYONE IS
LOOKING AT HIM. LOL
|WALKER T. NORMAN|
M. C. EXTRAORDINAIRE
I'll tell you about the other two festivals tomorrow.