As the sanctuary filled up, we stuffed our faces with southern fried chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, banana pudding, etc. It was hard not to eat too much but it was all so good. They had welcome banners, decorated tables, and snack packs for the kids to take with them after the show.
When it came time for the performance, many of the singers were surprised to see mom or dad sitting in the audience. It was a packed house that was ready to party. The energy from warm-up carried over to the performance that was easily the best on tour so far. Several of the Seniors had given inspirational pep talks as they experience the last of the lasts on tour and it seemed to give everyone that extra jolt. They nearly brought the house down with "Walk in Jerusalem" and the soloists were on point. The raucous crowd was excited to see what the Turney's had been bragging about for years.
The kids were so excited to be going home to homestays afterwards. The chaperones were even more excited for the kids to be going home to homestays afterwards. As we sat on Lake Oconee enjoying a wonderful celebratory dinner, distant screams and laughs from what were certainly our kids could be heard drifting through the darkness from all corners of the lake.
This morning we sing in worship at First Baptist Eatonton, and then hit the road for the quick ride back to Shallowford. We can't wait to see everyone!