Friday, September 03, 2010

"When Swing Was King" Invites You Along

"When Swing Was King," the new entertainment outreach that Vital Signs Ministries provides to nursing homes, independent living residences and other groups is surpassing our wildest hopes.

The presentation has received rave reviews every time we've taken it on the road. Indeed, even though our first program was in July, we have already been put on the monthly schedule of several facilities.

We're even on the "second volume" of the presentation already. That's right; we are creating new programs for each month of the year so that every "When Swing Was King" experience remains fresh and exciting.

The hour-long program involves 1) 13 songs from the Big Band era; 2) an accompanying power point show with photos of the musicians, celebrities, and social life of the 30s, 40s and 50s; and 3) interesting introductions to each song and occasional comments about what is appearing on the screen. The audiences have loved it. The activities directors are thrilled to offer "sights and sounds" that are treasured by the residents but which just aren't available to them. And Claire and I relish the opportunity to entertain, to bring back memories and to make new friends.

But here's the deal -- just last night we received a last minute invitation to present "When Swing Was King" to the residents of Harmony Court, 1802 Wall Street in Bellevue at 4:00 PM this Saturday. And since several of you have told us you'd like to see what the excitement is all about, this is your chance. We asked them at Harmony Court and they said they'd love to have visitors! So, why not consider joining us Saturday afternoon? You can see what this new program is all about, spend a little time talking with the residents at Harmony Court, and then perhaps join us for a burger at Stella's afterward.

Give us a call if you're interested. And we hope you are.