05/31/11 Mother Nature dampened the plans for the senior picnic that was to be held on Wednesday at the Centennial Park. The picnic was canceled because of the rain that passed through during the day. However, she was not able to keep Chicago entertainer Ed Parzygnat away from Plymouth. Parzygnat arrived at Miller’s Senior Living Community right on time and was able to pay tribute to – the man in black – Johnny Cash.
The capacity crowd filled Miller’s main lobby and the Oak Hill Café. The audience sang along to popular Cash tunes such as “Run On”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Walk The Line”, “How High’s The River, Mama”, and many more. Parzygnat’s wife joined him in the part of June Carter Cash on the song “Jackson”. Between songs he told some of the highlights of Johnny Cash’s life and the history of the songs. Following the concert, Parzygnat took time to pose for pictures and sign autographs.
Gina Young of the Plymouth Parks Department and Anna Corbett of Miller’s Senior Living Community announced at the concert their spirits were not dampened by the weather. They are already in the process of planning another senior picnic for next year.
Photo: Ed Parzygnat of Chicago, Il paying tribute to Johnny Cash at Miller’s Senior Living Community.
Photo: Miller’s resident Ike Huls with Johnny Cash tribute artist, Ed Parzygnat of Chicago, Il.