Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bluegrass Dinner at Shroyer Community Center

One of our Laguna Vista neighbors is a member of a bluegrass gospel group drawn from members of the First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. Roger and Donna bring the group up every year to perform at the community center near our cabin in the mountain country of northern New Mexico.

This and other dinners and breakfasts give people in the neighborhood an opportunity to socialize and also serve to raise funds to maintain the community center.

The community center houses an office, garage, and storage for the volunteer fire department, along with a large meeting room, kitchen, community library, and exercise equipment.

The bluegrass group performed various gospel, bluegrass, and folk classics with some diversions that included the "Sloop Jon B", "Blowing in the Wind", and Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land".
I didn't get a picture of what occurred during "When the Saints Come Marching In." Some things that happen in Shroyer Center will just have to stay in Shroyer Center.

We have some coincidences with Roger and Donna, since they have also been sailors (something we've been known to do now and then). Also, Roger plays the big bull fiddle (upright string bass) in the bluegrass group, and our son, Gerald, played string bass as one of his instruments.


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