07/24/12 The Marshall County Church Orchestra was the featured musical guest at the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce 2nd Friday on July 13 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2nd Friday is an evening of family fun sponsored by the Chamber once a month. The downtown area businesses stay open lat and feature special sales and contests to entice shoppers to visit their stores.
The Street Department blocked off Garro Street between Michigan and the drive-thru alley at the post office. The M.C.C.O. sat up in the street between the Marshall County Historical Museum and Centier Bank. The Orchestra began their evening of music with a small ensemble playing from5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. More orchestra members joined the small group as they were able to get off work and by 6:00 p.m.the entire group was there, ready to play.
Under the direction of orchestra leader Don Harness the group played a variety of classical, Broadway and movie hits as well as hymns and patriotic selections. A highlight of the evening was serenading Blueberry Hank as he made an appearance at the July 2nd Friday. Following the concert the M.C.C.O. enjoyed each other’s company and refreshment at Opies Deli in the Plymouth Center Building.
Photo: Blueberry Hank poses with the Marshall County Church Orchestra members who took part in Friday’s concert (no particular order): Marie Fishburn, Annette Ray, Becky McKee, Cindy Taber, Anne Stoub, Nancy Smiley, Betty Berkeypile, Llyod Fish, Judy Harness, Sara Kauffman, Carrie Ullmer, Sharon Phillips, Mike Ray, Gabi Hill, Mike Dixon, Brad Beatty, Jim Mechling, Elaine Vandall, Rod Noftzger, Cindy Flagg and Don Harness.