Don Bates, Jr. of Indiana (Joel's friend) did a wonderful job singing and speaking for a few minutes. He is running for a seat in the US Senate. May God bless him in this endeavor. It was the opinion of all under our tent that he should have done all of the singing for the event.Joel loves to sing and loves to hear good music. On Friday evening, Joel was glad to have Don do a small concert on a short notice.(1 day notice) He enjoyed singing with these men after the concert.
We had a wonderful 4th. Zach and I enjoyed time with Joel. We went to IHop for brunch and then shopped around at the Boardwalk. Zach loved his ride on the train and the carousel. Later, we went out to join most of our family at the TEA party! Afterwards, we were happy to go out to eat with our friends, Billy and Jennifer. What a great day!