I can't believe it's the middle of January! We've had some freezing temperatures, but this past week was pleasant with daytime temps in the 40's and 50's, and yesterday (Saturday) it was almost 60 degrees during the day! It was nice enough to have a bonfire and invite friends over for drinks and conversation. Vernon brought his guitar and played for us. Roy and his wife Rose came too, but without instruments (he'll know better next time!), though he played Vernon's guitar. Veva and Gerald and Brad and Tanya also came. And we were joined by our B&B guests, Jim and Arletta from Stillwater. The sky was full of stars and the wind stayed quiet, so it was a perfect night to be outside. I'm eager for spring weather when we can have outside entertainment regularly. Those friends who didn't come by will get another chance!
The Phoenix Circle Foundation is gearing up to get a NEA grant application in by the end of February in the hopes of establishing an arts center here in Watonga to serve Blaine County. We have big plans and need the help and support of the entire community if we are going to make this happen. Check out "Phoenix Circle Foundation" on facebook and watch for our Paypall account to open soon to accept donations. We are glad to send a tax receipt upon request (we are a valid 501(c3) educational non-profit corporation). Also look for ways to support the Foundation at upcoming benefit concerts and other events. I'll keep you posted here and on the FB page, and also Andrew Barrett's FB page.