By Kevin J. Sabo
For the Advance
Around 100 Castor residents came to enjoy music and fellowship in Castor’s first ever ‘Music in the Park’.
The project was organized by Castor resident Anthony Holland, and Castor Evangelical Missionary Church Pastor Brent Siemens, and featured two music groups playing a selection of praise and worship songs.
Many of the musicians were students or former students of Holland from around the East-Central region, and the hope is to have more next year.
“We’re hoping to expand it for next year,” said Holland. “There’s maybe a couple more groups interested in coming, and it’s one more event in town.”
The concert was made possible by donations from several businesses in town, including Rhythm & Beat Studies, which supplied the sound equipment, and Filipenko’s Construction, who donated the trailer the bands used as the stage.
Due to the wet weather buffeting the region in recent days the venue had to be moved to somewhat more solid ground at the Theresetta School parking lot.
The concert was originally scheduled to take place in the green-space between the hospital and the Paintearth Lodge.
“We moved it because we didn’t want to cause ruts in the hospital grass,” said Holland.
Despite the wet weather affecting the region, the weather held for the concert with partly cloudy skies and no rain for the duration of two-hour concert.