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The poetry of the late Daphne Stephania Vetula, who was from Belmont, will be featured in this Thursday's second program of the SHOWCASE 2017 Summer Concert Series, June 22 at 7 p.m. A bluegrass show by Almost Famous will entertain the audience at Community Arts Place on Colonel Drive in Barnesville.
Vetula always had a way with words and people. Her positive influence on every person she met didn't end there.
To experience her in depth poetry and writing would lead one to believe she was well beyond her years.
This is the fourth year continuation of the Showcase Poets' Roll of Honor for reprints from the archives of Community Arts. Even though Vetula lost her battle with cancer in 2013 and has gone home to her Lord, her words remain and leave their impact on our lives.
Members of Almost Famous are Micah Fuchs, mandolin; Josh Hetick, guitar; Harold Dailey, bass; Steven Moore, banjo and sometimes guitar. All four musicians do vocals. Fuchs is minister of the Church of Christ in Belmont and the principal of Barnesville High School. Hetrick is a roofer, as well as a minister at the Freeport Church of Christ. Dailey, who started the bluegrass programs at Pennyroyal Opera House in Fairview, has about 50 years of music under his belt. He is a retired director of facilities.
Moore has collected several national bluegrass championships for banjo playing.
Those coming to the musical program should bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, events will be moved to the Little Rocks Learning Center on Shamrock Drive.
A food stand will be open during the evening. Donations are appreciated.
Prizes for drawings are compliments of Burkhart Nursery in Barnesville.