Thanks to everyone who attended, helped organize and present --- and played in our Chariton Community Band --- during Thursday evening's "Peanut Day" open house on the Lucas County Historical Society museum campus.
Rain was in the forecast Thursday morning, but the outlook improved gradually as the day progressed and the evening brought near-perfect conditions.
By 7 p.m., when the concert began on the patio, the sun had settled behind the big oak tree in front of the blacksmith shop and conditions were ideal --- shady with a good breeze.
The band was in great form as its summer concert season nears an end for this year --- the 11 a.m. concert next Tuesday, July 4, in the Larry Clark Memorial Gazebo on the courthouse lawn.
A tremendous amount of good will, time, hard work and volunteer musicianship goes into the summer band season, underwritten by the Vredenburg Foundation. Pause here and give everyone a round of applause.
We're grateful to the band for relocating to the museum for Peanut Day --- it's kind of a challenge to move instruments, equipment and musicians onto and off of the patio, some distance into the museum campus.
Our next event will be an ice cream social, also on the patio, during late July with the Chariton Valley Players as special guests.
Until then (and until September 30, actually), the museum is open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission, as always, is free.