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Hi…I’m the Vienna Town Green and I host so many incredible events and happenings! I have kids run on me, music played on my stage, picnic dinners shared, dogs catching Frisbees…wonderful, happy and joyous occasions!
But my favorite event of all is VIENNA IDOL! All of a sudden, 6 years ago, people started showing up in the afternoon, setting up speakers and talking about IDOLS! I was expecting statues and grand structures! Then my friends from Vienna Parks and Rec brought tables and chairs (I like them…they are nice to me). Banners were hung on the stage with deep purple colors (purple is my favorite color! How did they know?) and poster stands were hammered into me (ugggghhhh…not my fav…hurts a little) with “sponsor logos.”
Around 5:30 a LOT of people started showing up as the speakers blared some really cool music. I realized that this was not an ordinary Concert on the Green…so many people…so much excitement building. What was going on?
Then this guy talked about VIENNA IDOL and the Khristin Kyllo Memorial Fund. OK…I’m not the emotional sort, but when I heard the story about what Vienna Idol is, and how it brings together a whole community of musicians, businesses, volunteers and the Town of Vienna to support such an incredible cause, I admit…I dewed up a bit. I found out that it sponsors not just a college scholarship to a student who faced big challenges and, without the fund, might not have been able to go to college, but it also purchases Seizure Monitor watches for those who can’t afford them so they can lead normal lives AND the fund gives money to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death from Epilepsy) research. What a great purpose!
Then the music begins. WOW! These are some incredible musicians! I usually don’t hear this many great tunes. And the hundreds of good folks sitting on me vote for their favs with DOLLARS that go to the Memorial Fund! What a great idea! Can I vote?
After the SUPER FINALS round, the top 3 finishers and the VIENNA IDOL 2017 are crowned. Winners, runners up and the entire crowd welcome their new IDOL and realize how much they’ve done to help and memorialize an incredible young woman, Khristin Kyllo.
The crowd on me is incredible. I’m a little Woodstock. But when they disperse, and my friends from the Town come to clean me up, I feel good…like I was a part of something big and important…and FUN!
Come on down to me on Friday, June 9 at 6:00 and let’s have a great time, for an incredible cause together!