Before I get started this week, I need to make a correction regarding last week’s column about the new push for a “healthy” Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Huddle group at Rockport-Fulton High School.
One of my paragraphs was missing a very important word.
It read, “I’m really excited about the prospect of a healthy FCA Huddle group forming again at the local high school level. It should be seen as competition for Young Life or any particular church youth group.”
Of course, it should have read, “I’m really excited about the prospect of a healthy FCA Huddle group forming again at the local high school level. It should NOT be seen as competition for Young Life or any particular church youth group.”
Now, what about this week?
Many moons ago my parents rented a 15-passenger van, and members of the family who could make the trip, loaded up, and headed to Branson. It is still the only time I’ve been to that popular resort community.
We had a lot of fun on that trip, which included the common family laughs and arguments that occur when holed up together for hours on end on the road.
One thing I’ll never forget about that trip is I had had to miss the annual Aggie/tu (Longhorn) game. It marked the first time I missed that game, in person, in 25 years. I was a little bummed, but I had made it 25 years in a row. Little did I know at the time the game would end after the 2011 season when my Aggies joined the SEC.
Now, back to Branson.
What got me to thinking about that trip is there’s a production called Branson’s Ozark Jubilee “Stars of the Grand Ole Opry” coming to town – well, sort of.
It was originally planned for the Fulton Convention Center – Paws & Taws, but is now being held at the Aransas Pass Convention Center at 2 p.m. this Saturday (see advertisement in this edition).
I’m not sure why the venue changed, but it did, and that’s that. Just make sure you eat in Aransas County before you go!
I was thinking about taking in the show, and maybe relive some of those memories from our long ago Branson trip, but I’ll be sharing grandchildren babysitting duties that day.
Tickets are only $20 each (in advance), and it sounds like it will be a good show.
The production has been here before, so some of you may have already seen it.
I know a lot of our readers visit Branson, some who even make annual pilgrimages, so this might be an opportunity to enjoy a little Branson “light”.
Until next week, have a good week.
Mike Probst can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.