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Songs on the Lawn to benefit day care

An evening of Christian music and food Sunday on a country lawn near Goessel will raise money for childcare in the community.

Songs on the Lawn, in its third year on the farm of Carol Duerksen and Maynard Knepp, benefits Joyful Noise Community Child Care Center in Goessel.

Pork sandwiches will be served and musicians will perform a variety of music from country to gospel to jazz.

Featured musicians will be The Book of JEBB, Generation Gap, Brothers and Sisters, Lighthouse Quartet, and Patrick Flaming with Eric Schrag.

Admission and meals will be by donation.

Playground equipment is available, and the farm will be fogged for mosquitoes. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs.

The three-hour event will begin at 5 p.m. The farm is on Falcon Road between 150th and 160th roads, northeast of Goessel.

In case of rain, it will be moved to Goessel Elementary School.

Joyful Noise is a non-profit operation providing care for children ages 6 weeks through fifth grade. It is supported by area churches and the community, Board of Directors President Jeanelle Herrel said.

Duerksen and Knepp have two other yearly events at the farm, Day on the Farm and Night in the Barn.

Last modified June 4, 2009