Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Old Timers Day at Ft. Christmas

On Saturday, May 9th, the 12th edition of this annual event was very, very hot!! Hot from all the smokers cooking and the actual weather. Temperatures hit in the high 90's but the hundreds of attendees braved it well.

The day was full of fun, food and celebration. There were community leaders, a wonderful hot country lunch, raffles and, of course, great music for all. Bluegrass and country were handled by Ramblin' Rose and a cowboy pickin' group (Jack and the Seminoles?). Brotherhood and The Floridians anchored the southern gospel side. The blend of sounds complemented each other throughout the day.

Brotherhood shared traditional favorites such as "Nothing But The Blood", "Sweeter As The Days Go By" & "The Eastern Gate" that got everyone clapping & "signing" (for the hearing impaired). That was a first for us - we enjoyed it, too! We also introduced some new stuff including "Give It Away" - a rousing Gaither tune. Before that song, Brotherhood did a Mother's Day give-a-way to the oldest Mom present. Two ladies in their 80's shared that honor (remember... women do not reveal their true age!). Check our photo album above for new ones added.

Thanks to John & Jean Tanner who organize Old Timers Day each year. A special thanks to Joe Long (The Floridians) for handling our sound... good job!! See you all next May... it just keeps getting better and better! (It's always the Saturday before Mother's Day). God bless you!

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