Sonora participated in Fortnightly again this year. Its an etiquette class that meets about once a month to teach the kids. The final event was held at the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC). This is close to where Laura lives. She is a member and loves going over there with guests.
We dropped Sonora off and went straight to Laura’s. There we met Josh and his children to hang out for the evening. We had a fantastic time, then went over together and picked up Sonora.
We were going to the Cardinals game to see Sonora sing the national anthem with the Avery Spotlight Singers. Laura is now living downtown so we invited her to join us. We started by parking in her garage and checking out her new place.
Eventually, we went over to the stadium to see Sonora sing.
The kids sang great and I ignored the whole ball game to talk with friends, so it turned out to be a great outing!
The day finally arrived, The Amazon Event! We were here to see the film “Peeled Faces on the Amazon” by West Hansen. JoJo masterminded the event getting West Hansen and Jeff Wueste to come up from Texas to present their expedition.
My part of the story started earlier in the evening, picking up Laura to go with us to the event. She took us to her favorite fancy ice cream place on Grand.
And then we were off to JoJo’s Funky Warehouse to prepare for the movie. There was great concern about the turnout as there was an ice storm the day before. We put too much work into this event to re-schedule and the city did a fantastic job getting the streets safe. So our first impression was of the temporary door.
Once inside, we started setting up the event with the rest of the volunteers.
And of course, we had to get the custom beer set up and chilled!
Once the party started, about 120 people showed up for the event!
And of course, West presenting his masterpiece!
And we may have drank a few beers and played games!
It was a fantastic venue for a film and was enjoyed by all!