Workdays and Events for first half of 2020

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Friends of the Sangamon Valley
PO Box 13352
Springfield, IL 62791
Individual $30, Family $45, and Student $20…

Deep Hollow at Hand of Fate

Another great Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day event is in the books. Thanks to Bill Crook’s organizing, we had a great time with The Deep Hollow and special guest Jaigh Lowder, at Hand of Fate Brewing Company in Petersburg on October 11, 2019.

The Deep Hollow played to a full house. Their twin guitars, three voice presentation was polished and their originals kept the evening rolling along. They also surprised with some great cover songs like George Harrison’s Here Comes the Sun, and John Denver’s Country Roads, which had everyone joining in on the chorus. They were nice enough to indulge the crowd who asked for a reprise of Country Roads during the band’s encore. Weird, but they did it anyway. So kudos to them for being good sports.

Donation from Apex Clean Energy to Friends of the Sangamon Valley concert at Hand of Fate Brewing in Petersburg.

In addition to the good vibes, tunes, and Hand of Fate brews, the Friends were also fortunate to receive a $5,000 donation from Apex Clean Energy / Lincoln Land Wind. Presented by Stan Komperda and Chris Nickell, these local representatives of the company have been members of the Friends for years, and we thank them for their continued support. The donation will be used for ongoing monitoring of the wetlands on Mary Lou Tyner-Lael’s property in rural Morgan County, including the addition of staff gauges and other monitoring devices as well as surface water samples, to see how the Lael wetlands compare to the Nipper wetlands.

Thanks to Bill Crook, Jaigh Lowder, The Deep Hollow, Hand of Fate, and Apex for making this a great evening. Watch for future music events. Thanks to Warmowski Photography for the photos.

Thanks to members and supporters for packing the house! Friends of the Sangamon Valley fundraiser with headliners The Deep Hollow at Hand of Fate Brewing in Petersburg.
The Deep Hollow performs at the Friends of the Sangamon Valley fundraiser at Hand of Fate Brewing in Petersburg.
Bill Crook – Friends of the Sangamon Valley board member and event organizer.