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The Secrets reunite for library fundraiser

By Staff | Aug 3, 2011

“On August 6, it will not matter if you are Red State, Blue State, Tea Party, All Night Party -whatever you are, you will be welcome on the grounds of the old Ellsworth playground,” declares Dan Fisher in his (almost) daily blog/journal detailing his planned return to Middlebourne, posted on Facebook.

After weeks of preparation and planning, the countdown is on. In just three days, Middlebourne will host the reunion of The Secrets, former local rockers, who will perform August 6 at the Tyler County Senior Center in an effort to raise funds for the Tyler County Public Library.

Dan Fisher, and his sister, Kathy Fisher, have been sharpening their musical skills, and promoting and organizing the library fundraiser via phone, email and social networking on Facebook.

From as far away as California and New York, Kathy and Dan have been diligently working on getting their musical act together, by practicing the 2 hour set list the band will be performing Saturday evening. Also on stage will be bandmates Steve Markle and Doug Ebert. The reunion concert, a one-time-only event, marks the first time in 27 years the band has performed as a group.

The free outdoor event features food, face painting, silent auction, chinese auction, raffles, and crafter/vendor tables. All proceeds from the event go to the Tyler County Library Building Fund.

Why is keeping Tyler County Library alive and well so important? According to Carl Sagan:

“The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.”

Dan Fisher says, “Coming home for this concert fills me with a newfound love and respect for my old hometown and the people who live there. The response since we announced this show back in April has been overwhelming.

People have helped out in all kinds of ways to get this event up and running, many volunteering for all of the little thankless but necessary jobs. There will be tables set up the afternoon of the show for a crafts fair, with people selling not only their handmade crafts but also books and Mary Kay cosmetics, with all profits going to the Middlebourne Library fund.

So many of my friends in the Facebook community have posted our homemade promo video onto their FB pages, helping to spread the word. Not a single gesture or action by anybody has been unappreciated.”

“What this has turned to is not just my show, or Kathy’s, or Doug’s or Steve’s. It will be everybody’s show. From the crafts fair to the raffle and silent auction, to the barbecue, culminating in the concert, where we pass the hat for donations to the library, this is about a community coming together to chip in what they can, and to have a good time together in the process,” Dan remarked.

The Tyler County Public Library cordially invites the community as well as surrounding areas to attend this fun-filled event, enjoy the activities, and donate generously to their fund.