Weather moves event inside but doesn't dampen Jam Session fun
The inclement weather pushed the event inside, but it didn't slow down the crowd that came for ice cream, games, and just good music this past week for the Cordes Lakes Jam Session/Kiddie Karnival.
Several people from the floor took a turn at the microphone and the musicians changed regularly. Songs ranged from Country, Bluegrass and Oldies, to Rock and Roll, keeping the audience interested and their toes tapping.
Children's games varied so there was something for each age group. The youngest could grab a duck from the pond and parents would see if they won candy or a prize.
A break-the-balloon with a dart game, bean-bag toss, right toss, and Bingo were available for those a little older.
Kole Shellenbarger, held in mom, Kate's, arms, was more interested in the ducks than the prize, while Alexander Gardea became an expert at popping balloons in the dart toss.
The Hill Top Band was everchanging, with Bill Teahon with his personal instrument, was a veritable one-man-band, Rick Kagemann was on drums, and Bob Duell, Charley Robinson, Mel Reynolds, Louis Oliver, and Leroy Kading accompanied with guitars.
Most took turns doing the vocal, with Glen Street holding the fort between singers. Regina Phelps-Kagemann sang some of the newer oldies, and picked up the pace with rock-and-roll.
The ice cream servers were busy all night with banana splits, sundaes, root beer floats, and pie and ice cream.
The tables set aside for eating were busy with people finishing and others sitting down to eat in a constant stream. The ice cream was rich and creamy, the toppings decadent, and the whipped cream was just right to top off the evening's fun.