OPERATION ENSURING CHRISTMAS CONCERT 08
Watch it at http://www.saveadogandkids.org/ensuring_christmas/
tHANK YOU to all the wonderful volunteers from utah, utah schools, susan wedding decoration, viv with imperial weddings decorations, sandra of fort douglas, joe and all the air guard volunteers, kenny with fuze for all the drinks, berry buns for pastries, shawn of taylor audio for engineering the sound with evan so perfectly, macys for coming and bringing the $500 shopping spree, dayne's music for lending us two pianos, lds conference center jeff palmer and wonderful crew for bringing all the chairs, all the wonderful artists and families that helped, our gracious host steve to allow us to use such a spectacular concert hall at studio 600 and who ran the videos all night.
What a wonderful concert stage, hall and all the great decorations!
Thank you Dan Truman of Diamond Rio for flying out from Nashville to be such a gracious performer on that Grand Digital Piano.
Dan Truman's son Ben Truman did some of his great songs written by Emmy and Cleo award winning composer Ron Salt Marsh
Angela Winston, our dear friend and most amazing singer in America, did her famous "Love Will Prevail" patriotic and moving song with the One Voice Children's Choir backing her up.
Angela sings Oh Holy Night better than anyone.
Drew Reese did a marvelous job with two tear jerking songs "She Stands" and "Feels Like Redemption" These two kids with dad deployed were our VIP guests with their mother.
Jill Stevens, Our GI America's sweetheart and Miss Utah sang a beautiful "White Christmas" which she invited all the audience to join in a second verse.
The military families in the first 4 rows had a very special evening with General Harrison visiting, Deryl Yeager of Odyssey Dance Theatre invited all the 142nd National Guard families, and the ARmy Reserve 328ths families to a free night for them Dec. 2nd for a production of "It's A Wonderful Life." Governor Huntsman sent his video greetings to introduce our concert and welcome everyone and donated a wonderful $1,000 donation which will send 100 Utah soldiers their Christmas Care Packages. OUr friends at MACYS Department STore in University Mall came with all their executives to bring a $500 shopping Spree certificate for our Silent Auction.
UPS friends that will be volunteering to pack all 1,500 packages for our Utah Soldiers, delivered 1000s of cards made by students from schools all over Utah collected so far.
Thank you Rebecca Moore, Rick Weller Photography, Utah Navy and Civil Air Patrol Cadets for Color Guard, Rick Lindsay for directing, and so many more volunteers that really made this night special.
DVDs of the concert will be available for minimum donation of $25 soon. Get your orders in by email firstname.lastname@example.org .