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Sep 22, 2008

Cumberland River Festival

Category: Everyday News
Posted by: jared

What a great weekend we had at the Cumberland River Festival right here in our hometown of Burkesville, KY!  I'd say there were about 1,500 people from all over the US there to see Dailey and Vincent on Friday night and Grasstowne on Saturday.  We set up our Lemon Shake Up stand just like old times and several of the children participated in the instrument competitions.  Jared and Caleb both took second place respectively in the banjo and mandolin 13 and up category.  Rebekah took first in guitar for 12 and under.  Naomi took second place in mandolin 12 and under.  And Timothy was the star dobro player for the 12 and under category  winning first place...never mind that there were no other entries! :=)  He did a great job playing "Jesus Loves Me" and "I'll Fly Away."

In the band competition, it was even stiffer than last year with lots of out-of-state entries and all very professional bands.  Still, Skip and the kids placed fifth out of 15 bands.  They did a great job and we had lots of fun.

It made it extra special that Grandpa Lindsey was with us as well as our friends from NY, Autum and Ashley Elliott and Marianne Bouffard.  My cousin, Jeremy and his family from Cincinnati also spent the weekend.  So it's been a full few days.

We're looking forward to some slower days ahead to rest and catch up.  We have a few upcoming dates here around home and will be in Ohio the weekend of October 12th.  Be sure to watch the calendar and stop by and see us if we're near you!  God Bless!