Daily Prompt: Stranger
Have you ever had a random encounter or fleeting moment with a stranger that stuck with you?
The delivery of baskets yesterday was just one day of many that we have had for https://www.facebook.com/Mikefest2013?fref=ts
Not only do we have Businesses who want to be vendors at the festival. We have businesses who have other commitments and will not be joining us that day.
The donations this year are incredible. Despite everything going on in the world, kindness still does exist.
I have felt an abundance of kindness and caring from people that I have met, friendships that I have made that would have never have happened otherwise.
Taking the time to sit and hear each of their stories of how they got into business, their health problems that they have been through that have brought them to the place where they want to give back. It has been priceless.
I am just a mere penny in a fountain. When you add all the pennies together though you do have a wish that has come true.
Help from just one day
The rest have already been delivered as we ran out of room.
Thank you and a list will be made very soon of all of the Donations that were made besides the participating Vendors.
With only a few more vendor spots to fill and just 12 more days to fill them we are confident that this is going to be a great year.
Wounded Warrior Sgt. Keith Hale and His Family were the recipient for the Mike Fest 2013. If you would like to be a part, let us know.
Would love to meet you and get to know your story also.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Hard-rock bands from the Nashville and Clarksville areas will perform at the fifth-annual Mikefest on Saturday, May 4, to raise money for Sgt. Keith Hale and his family.
The outdoor event, at 3825 Old Dover Road North in Woodlawn, just south of Fort Campbell, will feature several hard-rock bands from the Nashville/Clarksville areas.
Bands confirmed to play include: Mindset Defect, Killing Grace and Transcend the Fallen.
Although admission is free, donations are accepted, and all proceeds will go to Sgt. Keith Hale and his family. Hale was wounded in Iraq during June 2010.
Several vendors will be selling food and drinks, and raffles and live music will be provided for crowds to enjoy during the festival.
Each year, hundreds of people attend to show their support for local music and businesses and America’s troops. This is an all-ages festival, and families are welcome. Violence, gang colors and drugs are strictly prohibited.
Mikefest is a free, annual event created by Byron and Melissa Russell in remembrance of Michael Charles Russell, who passed away during their vacation while on a ride at Disney World, due to a non-diagnosed heart condition. Rather than mourning Michael’s passing, they now celebrate his life by remembering him through this fundraiser, which benefits a different charity each year.
“Since the passing of our son, Michael, in 2006 we have received a tremendous amount of support from the Clarksville, Fort Campbell and Woodlawn communities. So in 2008, we decided to stop mourning his loss and celebrate his life with local charities each year,” the Russells said.
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