By Randi Somers
Two days of sunshine and popular musicians brought record crowds to Karen Hornaday Park Saturday and Sunday to soak up reggae, rock,folk and more from 15 bands at KBBI public radio’s the 32nd annual Concert on the Lawn.
Lounging on blankets, dancing on the grass, singing along with familiar tunes, dining on hot dogs and kettle corn, people were in high spirits for what some deem the highlight of summer.
“It was one of our better years,” Development Director Josh Tobin said. Saturday 1008 people attended and Sunday brought out 954. Still tabulating expenses, radio staffers didn’t have a net income figure for the event, but all were sure of one thing. It was solid fun with almost zero negative happenings. Over 100 volunteers helped with parking, security, hositality and clean up. “We had overwhelming support from the community,” Tobin said. Several popular restaurants donate pizzas and other food for a hospitality yurt for the musicians who were very complimentary about the warm welcome Homer gives them.
The only one slight mar happened when a little girl hurt her ankle while skate boarding and her parents took her to the hospital. And some concert goers were bright red with sunburn before it was over.
Masters of ceromony Libby Bushell, Saturday and Johnny Bushell, Sunday kept the action moving smoothly and even with numerous encores the party ended within the 10 p.m. limits both night.
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