Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 14th Singing and Planning for September and October

The National Weather Service has predicted an almost cool 81 degrees for Sunday afternoon and we'll still bring an extra fan to keep all the Shiloh Singers, guests and visitors cool and comfortable at our August 10th singing from 1:30 to 4:00.  I hope we have a good turnout. A couple of our regular song leaders are in route to Henderson, Texas for the 149th East Texas Convention so we'll need a good turn out to fill any gaps in the ranks.

Photo: We had two special visitors at July's singing from Alaska! Campbell Longworth, from Fairbanks, and Nolan Lind, from Anchorage, stopped by for a visit and joined right into the singing.

Alexis Walker was back leading from the tenor section.  think everyone was very pleased with the turnout and we certainly hope anyone from Alaska to Florida, or any place between, will feel welcome to visit any of our events in the General Store at the Shiloh Museum or on the road.

It's been a hectic few weeks down here on "The Rock Pile" in Mountainburg.  Katy was tired from moving rocks again as she finished her landscaping improvements down by the road and my hand finally stopped shaking after writing the check to pay for some of the other improvements this spring and summer. I'm not sure if the new foot bridge, rock walkway and the finished structure looks more like a wishing well or a Shinto shrine. But it looks very nice and given a few seasons for plants to grow around it, will be a nice addition. Whether answered prayer or a good healthy wish, Gail Cowart is out of the hospital and rehab this week and he's gaining strength back with each passing day. He didn't think he would be up to making the trip to Springdale this Sunday but it won't take long if that former Army Ranger continues to follow his therapist's directions and work on his exercises.

Please bookmark this webpage and check the Calendar section for events in September and October. There's a singing in Louisiana that may interest the singers in southern Arkansas on Sept. 3rd, there's the annual Columbia, MO, Singing on Saturday, Oct. 8rd, we'll need to post changes about moving our 2nd Sunday in October singing to the Murrell Home State Park in Park Hill, OK, on October 9th, and Alexis has found us a new venue for the October NWA Fall Singing in Springdale on Oct. 22nd. There's even more news, but I'm already past the deadline for getting the newsletter out. We'll post any further updates between now and the next newsletter on this webpage as they occur or as we've experienced this month, as soon as time permits.

Don't forget the early Sunday arrivals in Springdale are invited to share a table at AQ's Chicken House just a few blocks from the Shiloh Museum starting around 12 noon. Desserts are optional after the singings at a local Denny's near the Interstate. Just follow the local singers or ask one of the regulars at the singing.

On behalf of all the Shiloh Singers, we hope to see you on Sunday.