The Taylor Lutheran Church hosted a meal and concert by the Cody Clauson Family Music Show Sunday after their church service as a fundraiser to help pay for a new sign for the church.
“It was well received by everyone that was there,” event organizer Sharon Linsmeyer said adding that 92 meals were served. “All of those that didn’t come missed out on a good show and a good meal.”
The Cody Clauson Music Show presented a variety of music including gospel, country and bluegrass.
“I think they are not as well known around here, so I think some people weren’t really sure what it was going to be about, but I think they were very pleased with the group. They are really good musicians,” Taylor Lutheran Church council member Kathy Boe said.
The meal included broasted chicken, meatballs and all of the fixings prepared by the church council, including refreshments at intermission of the concert. Drinks were even carried by kids from the church.
“I thought it went very well, especially considering we hadn’t ever done anything like a mid-way dinner theater where we had a dinner followed by a concert. That just wasn’t anything we had done before. We were very pleased with the crowd and we had a lot of really nice compliments about the concert and the dinner,” Boe said.
The concert was a fundraiser for the Taylor Lutheran Church so they could replace one of their church signs.
“Our church sign on the north side of the church is really falling apart. We are doing fundraising right now to replace that sign and hopefully we can have that sign replaced before next summer when we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of our church,” Boe said.
In the end, Linsmeyer and Boe were happy with the event.
“We just want to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the day and everyone that helped to make the event successful,” Boe said.