We finished all the things we wanted to get done on the house last night. This morning we had breakfast & meeting to set out our priorities/tasks for the day and everything went beautifully. What a great event it was tonight. The talent we witnessed was fantastic. It’s so great to see the kids (little & big) enjoying art and music. Three little kids in particular were busy painting some wonderful art with Dad looking on.
We were all blown away when Cage (next door) rapped about his Gramma passing away recently. Then his sister Chasey did a couple numbers…followed by our own Alais Clay who performed her newest number (written only a few days before) and outstanding as usual. Next up was Tammy with some poetry, then Samantha assisted by Guitarist from their PCC (Pueblo Community College). Next up was Cliff, who had seen the ad in the Chieftain newspaper last Wed. and, who came to play violin, then guitar and another instrument called a Didgeridoo, a long horn type thingy and very cool. Alas our Stephanie (Alais Clay) belted out another during the night but with her sore throat was really struggling but still awesome.
Then a surprise visit for a couple of very excited kids who got to see inside a fire truck, when the local firefighters made a trip out with the “pump truck”, especially for the event. Our thanks to Doug, Chris & Mike for taking time out to visit and for making a few kids very happy while touring the inside of the truck and trying on the firefighters jacket (which Cage said is very heavy). Finally the PCC band (Rick, Samantha, Camas & David) called Deep Shelter did an awesome job closing the evening with some tunes to which we could all sing along. Samantha sings like an absolute professional and wowed us away. What a bunch of talented people.
Big thanks to everyone for making this night possible. Special thanks to Rick for bringing the heavy duty sound system later in the day and a huge pot of veggie soup. Thanks to Stephen, Joe, David and Stephanie for all their hard work on the house and in the yard. To all the people who came out and especially to Cheryl for bringing that amazing cake with the li’l red house on it we thank you so much. (Janet)