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POCONO MOUNTAIN HIGH

PocMtHigh_WMHAuxAug19The songs of country music legend John Denver, such as Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song and Sunshine on My Shoulders, will come alive at Woodloch Pines’ Night Club this September 8th, when acclaimed tribute artist Jim Curry takes the stage for the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Curry has drawn remarkable reviews for his uncanny talent for mirroring both Denver’s voice and the late singer’s clean-cut boyish looks.  Curry sang some of Denver’s most popular songs in the CBS made for TV movie “Take Me Home, the John Denver Story.”   He often plays with former Denver bandmates. One of them, guitar player Pete Huttlinger, describes Curry as “a real trip down memory lane.”

The hospital Auxiliary has a proven track record of bringing solid tribute talent to the area since 2013, including Terry Dixon singing Patsy Cline songs, Shawn Klush as Elvis Presley, Pat Farrell honoring Billy Joel and an Eagles’ homage band.  “We do a lot of research ahead of time,” says Martha Wilson, concert committee. “We go to the artist’s concerts whenever we can and report back—we have to like what we see and hear!”

After John Denver’s unexpected death in 1997 and the CBS movie experience that sought to fill the void, Curry decided to produce full–length John Denver tribute concerts.  Denver’s music is often described as hopeful and caring, particularly about the environment. Curry agrees. “These songs blend the images of our natural earth with a love for each other as people. The care you give to someone you love is the best care. Making that connection to our earth and to each other is the goal.”

The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has been supporting the hospital since the first patient was admitted almost 100 years ago.  Through numerous fundraising operations, such as the tribute concerts, the annual Mistletoe Ball, uniform sales, the Other Shops in Honesdale and Hawley and holiday bake sales, the Auxiliary has helped Wayne Memorial advance on many fronts. Auxiliary funds helped purchase a mammography van, helped build a helipad to support the hospital’s successful application for Level IV Trauma certification, and contributed to the purchase of a state-of-the art nurse call system for the new patient tower.

“This year’s fundraising events will help us fulfill a $600,000 pledge to the hospital’s Second Century Fund over the next five years,” says Diane Fox, concert committee. Named in honor of Wayne Memorial’s centennial in 2020, the fund is a drive to raise monies to continue to staff and equip the hospital’s new patient tower.  It will be used to recruit and retain providers, which will include the purchase of advanced technology and information systems.

“We now have a newly renovated hospital, and we want to maintain and enhance the quality of care in the years to come,” says Wilson. “We cannot take for granted how fortunate we are to have a progressive, non-profit, hospital serving our community.”

The Jim Curry show kicks off at 4pm; doors open at 3pm.  Tickets are $40 and may be purchased by calling Joan at 570-226-9750.  Open seating and cash bar.

“Want some ‘Sunshine on your shoulders?’” Wilson says with a smile, “Come see Jim Curry—you’ll be beaming!”

 

Bottom Photo WMH Auxiliary concert committee, seated left to right: Diane Fox, Martha Wilson, Karen Hermey, Katy Wood, Linda Wlock, Kathie Carlson. Standing: Keta and Steve Kaminsky, Shirley Herr, Joan Buehl,  Opal Hocker.

 

 

ROD OF IRON FREEDOM FESTIVAL

RodofIron_AmandaTargetRadioAug19Rod of Iron Freedom Festival Presents

Amanda Suffecool & the REALIZE Concealed Carrying Fashion Show

The Rod of Iron Freedom Festival taking place on October 12 and 13 at Kahr Arms/Tommy Gun Warehouse in Greeley, PA is pleased to present Amanda Suffecool and the REALIZE Concealed Carry Fashion Show.

Amanda Suffecool is not only the host and producer of EyeOnTheTargetRadio, which is a nationally syndicated pro 2nd Amendment radio show, she is the face of Concealed Carry Fashion Shows across the nation.

On the radio, Amanda and her co-host Rob Campbell talk the technical aspects of firearms at a level that non-technical gun users can absorb.  They answer questions, talk to leaders in the firearms world to bring you the latest in legislation, the changes in technology and the advancements in training, while sharing the general fun a trip to the range can be.

The show originated in Ohio in 2010 and is now heard from the west coast of Washington State & Oregon to Ohio and multiple states in between.  As trainers, collectors and firearm enthusiasts  – Rob and Amanda have spent years answering gun questions from their students and their friends.

The EyeOnTheTargetRadio show educates interested current and potential firearms owners on a variety of topics from firearms selection, history of the gun, current events and interesting guests to political aspects of defending the second amendment live on the radio and archived in podcast format.

In 2014, driven by questions from concealed carry holders such as, ‘Where do the instructors hide their guns?’  The first concealed carry fashion show concept was born, and a show was produced in Independence, Ohio.    From there, history was made, or at least the start of concealed carry fashion shows making waves across the country.

Amanda’s shows have been featured on VICE in the documentary, “Packing Heat in Heels”,  and HBO featured the 2018 Chicago fashion show that kicked off the Second Amendment Foundation’s (SAF.org) Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC).   There are a total of 5 concealed carry fashion shows on the 2019 schedule of the Ohio-based 501c3 REALIZE firearms awareness coalition. (REALIZEfac.com)

Locally, the fashion show is scheduled each afternoon at 3:30 at the October 12 and 13 event  Rod of Iron Freedom Festival.

Concealed Carry Fashion Shows are designed to show you what you cannot see, the concealed firearm.  In the search for the perfect carry options, there are many things to consider, including style of dress, body style and the size of the firearm itself.

With the variety and intricacies of female clothing options, adding a gun to the mix adds complexity.   We are living in a time where female – and male- carry options are many.   Purse, clothing, undergarment, holster carry are now all options in good quality gear.

The show features bags and briefcases from Asfaleia Designer, pants from 5.11 and leggings and tops from Tactica Fashion, among other designers.  Local models will be having a great time hamming it up on the runway and demonstrating safe and effective methods of carry.