Congrats to village of Mecosta for music series

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” — Billy Joel

 

We enjoy the opportunities given to us to editorially salute the leadership of our communities — either elected, selected, or the volunteers who work so hard to make life just a little better in so many ways.

As the folks in Mecosta kick off their Bromley Park concert series tonight, the “happening” give us just another chance to honor good people doing good things throughout our area.

The Friday evening concert series is a continuation of a program begun some years back with an aim to providing the people of Mecosta and Morton Township the same chance to enjoy a live music concert as do some of their much larger neighbors.

Big Rapids, Evart, Reed City, Cadillac, Mt. Pleasant, and many more villages and cities have one form of music program or the other.

And so does the somewhat smaller village of Mecosta.

With a great schedule of music beginning this weekend and running through the end of August, folks from the village itself and the surrounding “neighborhood” will be able to hunker down in comfy lawn chairs and enjoy a couple hours of music performed by some of the more talented individuals and groups in this part of Michigan.

And the musical offerings will bring in visitors from the local campgrounds and seasonal guests as well.

Kudos to the planners with the Mecosta Area Committee who had the foresight to get such a program going, and even more kudos to those who labor to keep the program alive and well.

This is just what the village needed to prove it could culturally hold its own — even in tough times.

We will be proud to be counted among the number of those tapping their feet and snapping their fingers to the spirited rhythms offered up throughout the rest of the summer.

 

“Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.” — Edgar Winter

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