What a memorable evening at the Newell Presbyterian Church Open Mic night! Pastor Matt Conor gave the prayer and then invited every one to come on up to get food. The cookout was excellent, hotdog charred to a turn and delicious salads to have alongside. The lemon bars were a particular treat!
Sarah and Tim Williams set up the performance tent and ran sound for the evening. A lot of great folks showed up to play including Newell Presbyterian’s music director Beau Stroupe and the featured performer Steve Simpson who shared some terrific original songs (including “Cultivating My Friends”). Even SH board member Mary Fluke sang a couple songs with the help of Tim Williams, BK Keedy and Lisa Lackey. Mary spoke for a few minutes about the mission of Samaritan House and the concert attendees responded with generous support for our organization!
The audience was chasing the shade while performers came and went but then the sun went down and the twinkle lights in the performance tent showed their full effect—what a lovely evening! Newell Presbyterian member and SH board member Gene Schlaman reeled off an amazing collection of truly awful jokes between performers—who knew he had it in him?
A lovely evening, a true labor of love for everyone involved. Thank you, Newell Presbyterian Church for keeping Samaritan House under your wing.
Tim Williams Beau Stroupe Mary Fluke Steve Simpson Leah Wehr Barbara Gardiner
Carin and Dale Grote Charlotte Cool Hand Ukes Louis Beeler Greg Busby Jimmy Gilbert
Wendy Rayfield Dewitt Crosby Kat Finnegan Lisa Lackey Dale Harris
For 17 years, Samaritan House has been a place of recuperative care for people who are homeless and in need of short term care following a hospital or emergency room stay. Although we were established out of our Christian faith, Samaritan House is intended and operated as a place of healing and hospitality for all persons.
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