If you live in or near Allegan and you are not coming to the monthly concerts at the Presbyterian Church, I am here to tell you, you are missing out on some great music.
First of all, these concerts benefit local non-profits like the animal shelter, hospice, and the food pantry among other wonderful organizations.
The plate is passed and 90% of the money collected goes directly to a local non-profit group. The remainder stays in the church's endowment fund which allows them to pay the musicians.
Last Sunday (always the second Sunday of the month @ 5p) we were blown away by The Crane Wives. http://thecranewives.com/site/homepage.html
This group is typical of the quality of music you will see if you come. The program lasts exactly one hour and then, if you're a bit parched or a tad bit hungry, there are treats and drinks in the lower level of the church.
If you've been with me for a while you know I'm not your religious blogger so maybe you're surprised that I'm hanging out at a church on a monthly basis. Well, it's a win/win for me (and you if you check it out); live music and helping out worthy causes.
Yes, there's a prayer at the end and yes, there's a reading of some sort from the Bible but I just take a mini "mind vacation" during those times.
Free, live music in your own back yard . . . and a lemon bar afterward. What's not to like about that!?!