AT THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS

Director Linda Carolan writes:


Although we had performed at the World’s Fair in New Orleans numerous eons ago, we had not participated in the State Fair of Texas until 2004.  We returned the next year and the next and looked forward to the event each year with even bigger and more rowdy audiences.  In 2005 the battle between UT and OU transformed the grounds of the State Fair into a sea of orange and crimson.  As the headline in the Austin American-Statesman boasted, “Red River Revenge,” the longhorns emerged victorious and we, too, were winners with our five, count ‘em, FIVE triumphant performances that weekend.




Fire on the Mountain traveled to the town of Goliad, Texas to perform for the Chamber of Commerce banquet there.  The auditorium was filled to overflowing with individuals decked out in formal attire.  We performed on their wooden stage and our taps resonated throughout the hall.  Thunderous applause and whistles erupted at various times during our routines.  We were very pleased to receive a standing ovation at the end of our program.





The 376th Heavy Bomber Group Reunion was held at the Double Tree Hotel.  We enjoyed performing for a Saturday luncheon for these extraordinary folks.  More military-oriented performances followed the next week when we performed three rousing shows at the 7A Ranch in Hondo, Texas.  They’d roll the busses in, they’d feed the conventioneers, and we’d entertain ‘em.  After three different shows there in one week, we figured we had the drill down to a science.  We were all smiles when we performed for a national orthodontists’ convention held at the Westin Hotel and still another business convention at St. Anthony’s historic hotel.  SAMMs Shelter is a worthy ministry and it was our extreme pleasure to be invited to provide entertainment for the children there.




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