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God’s Patriots • singing for God and Country

Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 in Reflection | 9 comments

This is a tribute to the singers, sponsors, parents, chaperons and supporters of God’s Patriots at Harris Prairie Church of Christ in Granger, Indiana during 1970-1973. For three years the God’s Patriots youth choir dressed in red, white, and blue and sang for God and Country. This was possible only with God’s blessing and the incredible investment of time, talent, and determined effort by Bro. Ed Erskin, minister at Harris Prairie Church. His exceptional ability took an ordinary group of 30 Christian high school young people and developed them into the extraordinary God’s Patriots youth choir that sang for the glory of God. Have Faith in God • God’s Patriots – Ed Erskin, Director/Pianist This article by Mrs. Patricia Lewis and Mrs. Dorothy Plotner was published in the October 8, 1972 issue of The Lookout magazine: How Harris Prairie youth developed their talents, dressed themselves up in red, white, and blue, and went singing across the country as God’s Patriots This is how it happened! How God blessed and used the efforts of thirty teen-agers, a few patient adults, and one determined, piano-playing preacher to witness for God and country from Joplin, Missouri to Washington, D.C. Thinking back, there was a time when the Harris Prairie Church of Christ, Granger, Indiana, didn’t have...

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Treasure Island Kite Festival

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Recreation | 0 comments

Flying a kite is just plain fun! Flying a sport kite is even more fun! Flying all kinds of kites on the gulf coast beach in Florida… in January… along with hundreds of other friendly people… is one of the most enjoyable experiences you could ask for! That is why we always try to attend the annual Treasure Island Kite Festival and Sport Kite Competition each January. The video clip above shows a group of nine people (including four members of the 180 GO! Kite Performance Team) flying the four-string (quad) Revolution kites. The Treasure Island Sport Kite Championship is sanctioned by the Eastern League Sport Kite...

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My first Indianapolis 500

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Recreation | 1 comment

Growing up in northern Indiana, I can remember listening to the Indianapolis 500 race on the radio back in the 1960s. That’s when the top drivers were A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Al and Bobby Unser – and rear-engine race cars were taking over the track. It was a Memorial Day tradition for us to listen to the race right after church on Sunday. Later we would watch the race on television instead of listening to the radio, but in all the years that...

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