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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, April 17, 2014 Page 5 ABINGDON Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway had a record crowd Saturday night when Foil Soul Revival played on the Heartwood stage. "We're having a good time," said Justin Venable, who sings and plays the six- string banjo for the band, a group of Southwest V'trginia natives whose unique sound has brought them an increasingly national fol- lowing. "It always blows our mind that people are singing along with songs that we wrote," said Venable, who added that the band debuted four new songs - along with playing some fan favorites - on Saturday. "We're just appreciate everybody that came out. We're very thank- ful and grateful," he said. Band member Daniel Davis said Folk Soul Revival really enjoyed the venue. Here's St. Paul's Daniel Davis from Folk Soul Revival with his 2-year-old son, Lennon. Lennon was dancing up a storm during the concert. "We've really enjoyed the place, and there's been such a good turnout," Davis said. "We're glad every- body came out, and we hope to come back." More than 400 people were let in over the course of the evening, and dozens more were turned away when the building was at capacity. The people in the crowd, most of them standing throughout the concert, were dancing and stomping Folk Soul Revival drew a record crowd to Heartwood. Band mem- bers are Daniel Davis of St. Paul, Justin Venable of Gate City, Brandon Sturgill of Duffield, Dan Witt of Norton and Emory Carty of Damascus. throughout. "I was amazed at the age span of people that like this music," said Andrea Carroll of Bristol, who came with three friends for a girls' night out. "We've had a lot of fun," said her friend Lisa Dean, also of Bristol. Lu Ellsworth, operations manager at Heartwood, said he looks forward to hosting many more successful events like Saturday night's concert. "We're excited to see such a big, enthusiastic crowd here at Heartwood for Foil Soul Revival," said Operations Manager Lu Ellsworth. "We definitely plan on having more events like this here in the future." St. Paul Elementary School has announced the names of students on the honor roll. Principal's List: Grade 4: Aliyson Abigail Duty, Jada McKenna Hartley, Malik Ousman Jallow, Taylor Brook Perry, Mallory Russell. Grade 5: Madison Grace Edmonds, Jacob Alien Gross, Robert Ahren Lee, Catherine Marie Levy, Olivia Grace Powers, Adriana Marie Salyer, e Jacob Maxwell Sawyers, Logan Konley Smith, Andrew Jessee Sutherland. Grade 6: Brooke McKenna Fox, Chloe Catherine Russell. First Honor Roll: Grade 4: Delaney Clare Hale, Dylan Anthony Ingle, Bradley McCoy, Serenity Briane Mullins, Eric Matthew Tucker, Trevor Wolfe. Grade 5: Dominic Joseph Winslow Bailey, Christopher James Carlos II, Tatum Rilee Jones, Gavin Hunter Love. Grade 6: Sydney Paula Laney. Grade 8: Benjamin Scott Broyles. Second Honor Roll: Grade 3: Ryan Thomas Salyers, Destiny Jade Smith. Grade 4: Bradley James Casey, Brianna Victoria Hamilton, Olivia Shalyn Jones, Kennedy Grace Kilgore, Cheyenne Lee Roberts, Cameo Desean Simpson, Carlee Raye Slemp. Grade 5: Gavin Xavier Greer, Hayden Trent Lawson. Grade 6: William Jessee Ireson, Emma Sharon Grace Kiser, Dylan Hunter Slemp, Vegas Soleil Weigle. Grade 7: Zachary Helbert, Joshua William Levy, Jordan McKinnley Rasnick, Jasmyne Kyra Brooke Turner. Grade 8: William Nathan Holbrook, William Kenneth Lunsford, Lauren Fayth McCoy. St. Paul Easter Play & Sunrise Service Sunday, April 20, 8:00 am Breakfast following servioe. MILLS CtI PEL Ctlup.Cll 1600 blEMOP.I L DRIVE - CASTLEWOOB Goob rRlbAV SERVICES fRiDAY,/ PRIL 16, 7:00 Phi SEVERAL SINGERS aND MINISTEI S WILL BE. TI1ERE PASTOR hiIKE PATRICK INVITES EVLWONE TO aTTEND By Teresa Harless ~, Main Stree.t Manager Most of the work has been completed on the Gateway entrance project into downtown and the Lyric roof and facade work. A few details remain to be finished. Work plans for each of the four Main Street Committees have been draft- ed for this year and passed along to committee chairs to guide their work. The St. Paul Main Street Facebook page continues to gain in popularity. It now has 569 "likes", and the posting of Clinch River Days being named "one of the top 10 spring festivals you don't want to miss in V'trginia" received 1,631 views. This year we are hoping to complete a major upgrade to the Main Street web page which is currently on the Town's web site accessible through St. PaulTomorrow's page. In addition to applying for two grants, I have also 'b efi iri /6 tlgafifig another source as possible funding revenue for the Main Street work plan budget. Our year- long fundraising events will also help with project fund- ing; however, we need over $6,000 to fund the budget. I (with support from Main Street Board mem- bers) have approached the Town Council and IDA about using the almost com- pleted short stay unit in the upstairs of the Hillman House as an ongoing fundraiser. I presented to the Town Council on March 17 and the IDA on March 24, and will meet with the IDA again on April 28. Without some additional fimding sources, the com-" mittee work plans" cannot be accomplished as written. Meetings: I traveled to Richmond on March 19 to attend the V"lrginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Awards Luncheon and accepted an award for 5,000 hours of Volunteer service?'The lun- cheon celebrated a year's worth of entrepreneurship and investment in Virginia's 25 designated Main Street communities. Monthly meetings of the 2014 Clinch River Days Committee continue as plans come together for this year's festival. I will soon be recruiting volunteers to man the Railroad Museum Art Show and the Main Street fundraising booth. The Lyric Ad Hoc Committee held its monthly meeting on March 20. Things are moving ahead as the two subcommittees (con- ference center and live the- ater/music venue) finish work requested for the ongo- ing marketing study. I was asked to begin preliminary research regarding food ser- vice, and I have visited sev- eral small restaurants/cafes to gain knowledge. The Lyric Theater Restoration Project Facebook page is up to 582 "likes". COnsultant Sara Levinson is finished with Phase II, and she has extend- ed her contract. The final report must be submitted to DHCD by May 30. An architect is beginning to work on more detailed designs based on using, the space for live performance and conference, with a main floor seating of 300. An attractive sign to post on the front of the Lyric was ordered and will be hung soon. I met with Joy Rumley on March 27 to discuss St. Paul Main Street activities and work plans. Also on March 27, I attended a meet- ing with Joy, Bob Harrison, Rob Jones, and Debbie Baca regarding the Willis Building ARC and IRF grants. We discussed sever- al aspects of the project, including additional infor- mation needed and a time- CHURCHES AS ONE 'i- Individual Churches ITS,_ sharing the Love of - Christ together! , 1 2pm-5pm At A.R. Matthews Park, St. Paul Free Hot Dogs and Drinks ,, Free Donated Clothing and Giveaways Free Activities and Built in Playground for Kids Free Time on Giant Inflatable Obstacle Course for Kids Gospel Singing featuring BleedBought, The Harding Family, Common Ground, Jerry Barnette, Lyrical Preacha, Ann and Sam Hubbard, also participating church dram a and signing teams! Area Churches showing theLove of Jesus! For more info: Call 276-337-8060 EVERYONE WELCOME (Seating is available, but is limited. Everyone is welcome to line. bring a folding chair.) April is National Stress Awarene Month and Maple Grove Be Hosting a Community Education Presentation On: ST R~$$ and How it Affects the Body JOIN US FOR BOOK: i:;: i!i Thursday, April 24,1, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Free Mini Massclges & Blood Pressure Checks Witt Be Available Schedu|e: 6:00 Refreshments, Blood Pressure Checks, & Mini Massages 6:30 Stress Presentation 7:30 Door Prize Drawings & Dismis:sa| IT WILL BE A FUN EVENING AND IT'S ALL FREE OF CHARGEI Please call 276-859-0733 and Let Us Know You P|an to Attend. Ma#~ G~e :Re~ab a~d Nu~s~m~ Faci~