Normally, this would be Out of the Chute Monday. I'm getting interview questions out to artists today and should have spotlights in the near future.
Today I have something very important to share with my readers because Country Fans are so giving.
Birch Tree Missouri is a small community of just over 600 people. Where some towns are not quick to let 'new' people into their area, Birch Tree has been amazing to my husband and I since we moved down here from IL almost 6 years ago. We try to keep our money in the local business whenever possible and give back to the people who've welcomed us.
In writing my newspaper column this morning I told my readers about a little boy in need of surgery.
Brantley Wade Gilbert is only 1 month old! He has a congenital heart defect and has to have surgery. For someone so tiny to need something so major is just not right in my book. But as in the past, businesses are stepping forward to help Brantley and his famly. Here's that portion of the newspaper article with all of the information.
Brantley Wade Gilbert is a precious one-month-old boy in need of our help. Brantley has a congenital heart defect requiring surgery. I can’t fathom what his parents are going through. To know that someone so tiny and precious arrives with such a critical condition. Burch’s Taxidermy in (218 W. First St.) Mountain View is raffling off a Savage Arms Axis 243 bolt action rifle with a 3x9x40 Bushnell scope. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets may be purchased at Burch’s and at Main Street Grocery in Birch Tree. You may also call: 417-934-6435 or 417-362-0084. The rifle will make a great gift for that young hunter in your life but more importantly it might just be the ticket that insures Brantley will be hunting with his dad someday. The drawing will be November 2nd, just in time for deer season.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is NO WAY endorsed by country artist, Brantley Gilbert. I just thought it was a cool coincidence the names were so close.
The first thing that caught my attention was the boy's name - Brantley Wade Gilbert. If you've been reading this blog you know I'm a big fan and supporter of Country artist Brantley Gilbert. I hope you are too. So here's the deal:
Call and purchase raffle tickets for any or all of the following reasons:
You want to help this family
You are a Country music fan
You are a Brantley Gilbert fan
You need a new rifle for hunting season
For whatever reason, please consider buying a raffle ticket. No one ever expects this to happen to their child. When it does, however, it's nice to know people truly care!