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Thursday, July 7, 2016


     Sam Unruh entertained a standing room only crowd this past Thursday at Concert For The Cause-McPherson.

     Unruh sang a variety of red dirt country tunes, mostly covers. One of my favorites was "Amarillo By Morning", I've always loved that song. He managed to include quite a few that he'd written, as well, although he didn't give the names of the tunes.

     This Concert For The Cause show benefited The McPherson County 4-H program. Many of the 4-H'ers were there mingling among the crowd. One young woman gave an inspiring talk during the intermission regarding an opportunity that she had had to travel to Washington DC. She spoke about all the sites she seen and stopped at along the way. One of the stops that made an impression on her was Gettysburg. She spoke about how this trip would never have been possible were it not for 4-H.

     The crowd was the largest I've ever seen at one of these events. The grassy area around the stage was full of chairs, the picnic tables were full, people had placed chairs on the sidewalks, they were sitting in their cars in the surrounding parking, and even a few sat across the street in the Journey Church parking lot. Literally it was standing room only.

     Hopps SnoShack employees created a variety of sno cone concoctions, from scratch, with love, for all of those wanting sno cones. The line was long and seemingly never ending. Yet, they kept smiling, preparing sno cones and at one point apologized for the delay. No one seemed to mind, it was a patient crowd.

     If you haven't been to one of these events in McPherson, it's not to late to check out all the fun. Hopps SnoShack is the place to be this coming Thursday as Michelle and Sammy King along with The McPherson Brass Quintet have a special program planned to benefit Relay For Life. The fun and fellowship starts at 7:00 pm. Don't forget those sno cones! My favorite is the Sunrise. Check out all the flavors. They're all delicious.

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