Saturday, July 30, 2011

July Festivals

We never play festivals in July. I was reminded tonight why that is. Someone said the bank sign was flashing 102 degrees at 5 p.m.

Thanks goodness we didn't go on until 8 p.m. but it was still hotter than the devil in wool long-johns. I don't think they could have paid us enough to play on a day like today, but this was for an unusual charity.

It's a thing called Backyard Blessings and the group provides food for school kids on Friday afternoons so they have food to eat over the weekend.

When the "Blessings" folks called to ask if we'd perform, we agreed. This was their first event and they managed to raise over $3000, ALL of which goes to buy food and supplies for the kids.

I think they want to do an annual event. Several people suggested they do it in the spring or fall. I can promise you that no one at the event today would argue with this suggestion.
Y'all have a great weekend.

10 comments:

  1. That's a very nice one. Having fun and helping...

    Have a blessed Sunda sir!

    JJRod'z

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  2. I definitely understand scorching days!
    Great charity event. Making a difference feels good.
    Congratulations on being someone who makes a difference!

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  3. What a wonderful idea for a charity. Well done on being someone who ignores his own discomfort to help.

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  4. You guys are so awesome for doing these benefits!!!

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  5. Well done you and Jilda!! What a great cause!! Yay! Take care
    x

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  6. Thanks all. Even through the heat, it was rewarding.
    People often ask us if we make money playing music.
    I always tell them it's not about money. If we were in music for the money, we would have quit a long time ago.
    There are some things more valuable than money.

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  7. Well said, Rick. This country has gotten away from "us" and focused on "me" and I'm happy to see you and Jilda and others are enjoying helping others.

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  8. I'm sweating just thinking about this...you are a hero to do that and help those kiddos...good job!

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  9. Backyard Blessings certainly does a wonderful thing for children. It was nice of you guys to help out.

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  10. How lovely of you all to brave the heat and give your all for the children. Life would be a better place with more people like you and Jilda.

    Thank you and hugs~

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