My dear friends Denny and Jackie Hein of Francis Sites are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a big party this weekend. Their daughters have gone all out with the preparations and I look forward to celebrating with them Saturday night. Sincerest congratulations to a great couple!
The yearly Iowa RockNRoll Music Association Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular weekend is coming up on Friday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4. There will be countless talented musicians here for all the festivities. They travel here from all over the United States to receive accolades and honors. You can meet them all if you go to the autograph party at 4:30 on Sunday afternoon. You can circle the Majestic Pavilion and get all their autographs. It doesn't cost you a dime and you can meet all of this year's honorees including our own Joe Cuttell who lives right here in Wahpeton.
Another unique event of the celebration takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The Guitar Marching Band will parade from the State Pier to the front of the music museum. It is the only time and only place in Iowa where you can see guitar players marching down the street while singing and playing for you. It is quite a sight to see and I look forward to it every year! Those guys and gals have so much fun. I heard a rumor that Elvis will be leading the band. Actually, I think Jeff Thee will be the drum major, equipped with his Elvis sunglasses. Mark your calendars!
Jack and Ginny Yore of Milford will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Jack was a teacher at Milford High School for many years. They live across the street from St. Joseph Catholic Church on A34 and always have their yard decorated for each special season. Congratulations to this special couple!
I belong to the Calvary United Methodist Church of Arnolds Park. I can't say how much we, as a congregation, appreciate the community's support of our new church construction. I am delighted to say we hope to have our first services Saturday evening and Sunday morning of this week in the new church! The dedication will take place on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25 so mark your calendars to come and celebrate with us!
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.