The Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, which is being held at the Fairgrounds Friday, September 30th, through Sunday, October 2nd, will be presenting music under a tent. Ralph Carlson and Floyd Feezell have organized a great lineup of talent.
On Saturday morning at 10:00, a band including Larry and Judy Snow, from Mound City, will be performing. The Snows play for dances and concerts in this area. At 11:00, the Hemphill Family Band will be performing. Jack, Sandy, Brad, and Kristen also perform in the area. They play different styles of music, but they do lots of country pieces.
At 12:00 noon, there will be an open mic session. People who wish to perform may bring CDs with which to sing or bring their own instruments and/or voices to participate. The sound system will be controlled by David Oas.
At 1:00, a string group, The Prairie Sunflower Strings, will perform. The group consists of mountain dulcimers, autoharp, fiddle, guitar, and bass guitar. Members of the group who are local are Jean Strader, Marilyn Adcock, Joyce Love, Sandy Hemphill, and Jack Hemphill. Cherry Nelson, from Columbus, also performs in the group on the dulcimer. This group will also play at 3:00.
David Prickett, a local guitar player,will perform at 2:00. He plays and sings a wide variety of music. The music should conclude at approximately 4:00 on Saturday.
On Sunday morning, there will be a church service under the same tent. Rev. Joel Crippen, minister at the First Southern Baptist Church, will be leading the service.
Following the church service, there will be another open mic session. All are invited to attend and/or perform.
Come out and listen to the music while you are looking at all of tractors and enjoy shopping at the vendor booths both Saturday and Sunday.