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IBC Memphis

Thanks to all of you who helped support us in getting to the International Blues Challenge this year in Memphis. While we did not make it to the final round we were happy to have made it to the semi finals and consider it a great honor to have been voted so highly considering the massive amount of national and international talent we were competing against. Each and every band that competed was great and we were amazed to have been in the top 25%. we will try gain if the opportunity arises!

Forgotten Seniors Christmas

Hi everyone, this will be the 3rd year in a row we have raised awareness, funds and gift donations for many of our local senior citizens who reside in some of the local nursing homes.

Several years ago I was made aware of the fact that while Christmas is very important to young children, it is especially important to the many elderly folks who spend their holiday season in a nursing facility apart from family (if they have any at all).

Filled with only memories of past holidays, they have little to look forward to. We have tried to brighten their holiday season with a needed gift, songs of the season and the reminder of the true reason for the season (the birth of Christ).

You can all help by bringing an unwrapped gift to our show on December 1st at Winterhawk Winery in Fairfield from 1pm to 6pm or by making a cash donation through our PayPal fundraising campaign.

Some of the requests range from cologne (men's & woman's), throw blankets, slipper socks, etc. We will be wrapping the donated gifts, purchasing others with the cash donations and bringing out to the nursing home the Sunday before Christmas to distribute them and sing traditional Christmas Carols with the folks in the home.