A powerful wind dissipated simply in time for the Rugby Lions’ annual Music within the Park Arts within the Park present on the night of July 27 at Ellery Park.
Together with music offered by Bottineau’s “Too Outdated to Stand” and a basic automotive present, attendees loved a picnic with hamburgers grilled and served by the Rugby Lions Membership, with the assistance of the Metigoshe Lions Membership.
Members of each organizations served 620 burgers for the picnic. The burgers got here with salads and lemonade for $10 per meal.
“There have been lots of people there,” Lions member Dale Niewoehner stated after the picnic.
Lions members additionally served ice cream to a gentle stream of individuals. The Lions serve ice cream in any respect Music within the Park concert events in the course of the season without spending a dime, however members stated they at all times respect donations.
The donated funds return to the Music within the Park programme, a Rugby custom each Wednesday from June to August for 27 years.
“That is our 27th yr, actually,” stated Kathy Kirchofner, a member of the Lions. “We had been pressured to cancel in 2020 resulting from COVID, but when we hadn’t, we might have been gone for 27 years straight.”
Kirchofner, who has organized the occasion for the Lions because it started in 1995, stated Music within the Park has endured through the years due to the laborious work of the Rugby Park Board and the monetary help of space sponsors.
“We would not be doing this with out our sponsors,” she added. “And the park board does quite a bit not only for Music within the Park, however for parks throughout Rugby.”
Distributors promoting handmade jewellery, art work and extra arrange tables to the left of the Ellery Park stage.
Behind the stage space, guests walked previous a row of basic automobiles parked for show courtesy of the Rugby Automobile Membership.
LeAnn Cargo, who makes and sells Western-themed jewellery for her Tumbleweeds and Turquoise enterprise, stated wind had been an issue when she first put in her merchandise.
“It has been a very good day, although,” Cargo stated. “Many individuals have come and visited us. I am initially from Rugby so it is enjoyable to return again and see folks.”
“My persons are right here listening to the band”, added Cargo, who lives in Towner.
On the stage, “Too Outdated to Stand” he sang basic pop and rock songs to an enthusiastic viewers.
Marilyn Niewoehner of Tumbleweed Gallery confirmed a group of summary work, “Simply because I wished to do one thing totally different.”
The summary items made with streaks of paint nearly resembled strands of grass waving within the wind.
“I’m going to take part within the 90th anniversary of the Backyard of Peace and I’ll carry these there”, Niewoehner added. “I will have a sales space there.”
“The day has been enjoyable” she stated.
As folks handed automobiles starting from luxurious to easy with a touch of rust, Adam Bohl stood by his brilliant pink 1936 Chevrolet pickup, deep in dialog with a basic automotive fanatic.
“He purchased this truck 45 years in the past after we had been relationship,” stated Adam Bohl’s spouse, Twyla. “We purchased it from a man in Barton when he was organising grain bins, and that was the unique proprietor. And (Adam Bohl) stated to the man who had it earlier than, ‘I am going to repair it up and take it with me on our honeymoon.’
“Nicely, he began engaged on it, then he left it, as a result of we had a farm”, she stated.
The Bohls farm close to Knox.
Work on the automotive was on and off for the following 4 a long time.
“Then 5 years in the past we discovered a man who we thought would assist get this (venture) completed in Minnesota,” Bohl stated. “We went to choose it up. Adam advised the man the story and he stated, ‘Forty-five years in the past?’ And Adam stated, ‘Sure.’ He stated, ‘Do you’ve the identical spouse?’ And Adam stated ‘Sure’.
“The man stated, ‘She will need to have been fairly affected person, or that will need to have been a very good honeymoon.'” Bohl stated with amusing.
Bohl stated that through the years, his sons had helped do essential work on the Chevy, utilizing expertise that they had realized at North Dakota State Faculty of Science in Wahpeton.
Twyla Bohl stated that when she and Adam traveled to Florida to attend a automotive present, she noticed the proper coloration for the truck: a deep purple-red known as razzleberry.
Bohl stated her husband had settled on a darkish blue for the truck earlier than he lastly agreed along with her on the colour.
His son Nathaniel drove his new girlfriend, Morgan Oppen Bohl, from the church the place they had been married within the truck on July 16, Bohl stated.
On stage, the music continued till effectively previous eight:30 p.m.
Earlier than “Too outdated to bear” lead singer Shane Parsons introduced two encore songs, Kirchofner thanked the band and everybody who made the live performance successful.
Kirchofner reminded the viewers that the Lions have positioned assortment bins for used eyeglasses and listening to aids in any respect Music within the Park, Rugby Houses and RV Middle concert events and different companies in Rugby.
“We have not had lots of listening to aids, however when you’ve got any, carry these too,” Kirchofner stated.