Saturday, August 28, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
Today is Armed Forces Appreciation Day in Fort Walton Beach, Fl! WE live in an area with 2 large active military bases, a large reserve base, an Army Ranger Unit and multiple other military venues! Thus,we appreciate our miltary in many many ways! So Today is AFAD and the chamber of commerce is putting on an event at the local Fairgrounds to honor our military and veterans. Entrance is free for military, active and retired and their families. The entertainment is awesome! Taylor Hicks, American Idol winner in Season 7 I believe is the headliner!!! I loved him! Kimberly Locke who was season 2's third runner up behind Clay and Ruben puts on a show before him. We also have the AF Reserve Jazz Band and a group called 1964 that does a Beatles Show! It's going to be a wonderful and entertaining day celebrating our military!
Unfortunately, rain is programmed at an 80% likely chance. It rained cats and dogs yesterday and it is likely to put a huge damper as this is an outdoor event. I'm supposed to sell beer at an outdoor tent. So now the powers that be are deciding on what to do, probably move it inside the building that doesn't hold as many people. What a shame as they worked so hard to get this organized!
At any rate, our military will appreciate the effort. Yesterday my husband's job (he works for the chamber) was to go to the airport and pick up Kimberly Locke. He has a white T-bird convertible with red leather interior and that is what he drove. He said she was delightlful and he learned so much about the ins and outs of American Idol land Simon Cowell, etc. I hope it doesn't rain too much and the show can go on.
Thank a Service man or woman today. We owe a lot to them! My husband and I are both retired from the Air Force Reserve! Have a great day!