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Outdoor country, gospel concert set at Remsen

Proceeds will benefit Church of the Damascus Road congregation

July 12, 2008
Messenger News

REMSEN - An outdoor country and gospel music concert featuring five artists and groups will be held from 1 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday on the farm of Mark and Cheryl Juhl near Remsen.

An all-day pass for adults is $15 or $10 after 6 p.m. A pass for children ages 6 to 12 is $5 or $3 after 6 p.m.

Proceeds from gate admission and food sales will benefit the Church of the Damascus Road, a prison congregation within the walls at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility and the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City. The church also operates an after-care program that helps provide housing, clothing, transportation and job resumes for recently released individuals.

Headlining the concert event will be Terry Smith, a singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tenn. His original songs have been recorded by artists who include Johnny and June Carter Cash, Roy Acuff, Oak Ridge Boys, Chris Le Doux, The Statler Brothers and Kris Kristofferson.

Also performing will be Elaine Peacock, a singer from South Dakota who specializes in gospel, country, Patsy Cline and Broadway music; Wayne Longtin Sr., a performer from Minnesota who performs country classics as well as his own original songs; Ervin Pickhinke, a singer from Sioux City who has become known throughout the area as the singing farmer; and Music Illusions, a trio comprised of Tom and Patty Mullally, of Le Mars, and Lee Muller , of Denison.

Hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips, bars, popcorn, coffee and pop will be available on site. People should bring their own lawn chairs. The Juhl farm is at 11584 Polk Ave., Remsen.



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