Boy did I make a major goof last week. I, for some reason, thought The Dentairs were playing in the IGL Reunion concert in the Roof Garden this coming Saturday night. I was totally wrong. The band I should have mentioned is Dale's DevonAires from Fort Dodge. The band was originally known as Dale & the DevonAires back in the days when they recorded at the IGL Studio in Milford. Unfortunately Dale Black passed away a few years ago. However, his band will reunite to play in his honor at the reunion concert. They are billed as Dale's DevonAires. Among the originals and later members returning are Jack Yates and Larry Lind. Many of you remember the late Dave Bringle from Spencer. He was an original DevonAire too. Look forward to seeing and hearing the guys Saturday night!
While visiting with Chef Ken at The Inn At Okoboji, I stopped by the office to see an old friend, general manager Scott Pyle. I wanted to congratulate him on his upcoming Spirit Award from the Iowa RockNRoll Music Association at the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies on Labor Day weekend. Scott is pretty shy about non-business matters so the people in his office didn't know anything about it. So I promised them I would tell everyone in my column since Scott is not informing his friends and co-workers about his honor. Congratulations Scott on an honor well deserved! See Scott...now everyone knows.
Marilyn Maye was here this past week, entertaining at The Inn. This was the 60th year since her debut at the summer resort. Well into her 80s, this cabaret singer is still amazing. We certainly hope to see her again next year.
Pastor Bob and Dee Vaage are enjoying a visit with relatives from Norway. They arrived on Thursday. Bob's Norwegian cousins will enjoy everything we have to offer here in the Lakes Region for about 10 days. He told me he is very excited about their visit.
My family is enjoying time this week with our girls from out East. Melinda Leone from Oakhurst, New Jersey as well as Marcia Welle and Melissa Cox from Georgetown, Kentucky are spending a week with all their Welle relatives. We are glad to have them back home for a few days!
Do you have special guests coming, weddings or family reunions in your summer plans? Let me know so we can all celebrate with you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 712-320-2850.