The events starts with a Barbecue Cook-Off. All the different fire departement as well as others in the community enter to see who has the best brisket and chicken. The winner got a trophy as tall as me. Y'all that trophy has survived a few fires itself. The winning team also won a smoker that some of the local FFA kids built. The smoker was so big it had to be put on a trailer and hitched to the back of a truck. I loved how nice everyone was and all the free food we got to eat. The night ended with a benefit concert at the Civic Hall where they show animals/ have roedo's. All the money made is divided between the fire departments.
As great as the benefit was, we came for the concert and the main attraction- Colin Raye. He's a professional Country Singer who had his hay day in the 90's and early 2000's. Man, Colin still has it and can sang. When he sang Joey+ Rory's Josephine I about died. One of my all time favorite Bluegrass/Country songs. I think I was singing the loudest in the arena. Maybe because it is not that well know of a song. But the biggest surprise of the night was the opening act Jason Cassidy. He is a Texas Country singer and i'm now in love and jealous of his wife. Y'all he has a fiddle player. A flippin' fiddle player. Y'all probably didn't know that I've always wanted to learn the fiddle and banjo. Heck if I can learn to play the flute than I dang sure think I can learn that. Opps, look at me blogging out loud again. Anyways... People always ask me why I never know these new Country Artist and I'm like if y'all knew they country they played here in Texas and what I listen to you'd understand. Well, now you do.
But, all this got me thinking about the things I'm thankful for. Y'all I'm super thankful for people like the volunteer firefighters who risk their lives everyday. They run into buildings when everything else is running out, including the roaches cause the heat is so strong. They work for free and get it done with limited supplies. Thank a firefighter next time you see one.
Oh yeah, of course this is my Texas Tuesday post on a Wednesday... again. And my grateful post with Sarah
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