On Sept. 27, the Stallion Newspaper and Espresso 41 hosted a midterm concert featuring live music, games and a raffle for two large prizes in order to fundraise for The Stallion. This event was arranged by two members of The Stallion Newspaper: Courtney Daniel and Bryanna Cash. The event would not have been possible without Espresso 41, Spring Hill Country Club, BJ Smith, Fresco Italiano, Chick-Fil-A and the ABAC Bookstore.
Daniel said “Most places were willing to work with us. It’s cool to see that kind of support from the community. Justin at Espresso 41 was eager to let us host the event there and on top of that, he donated a portion of the earnings made during the event.” The help of the community made the event run smoothly and added to the feeling of an old country togetherness that the event portrayed. People jammed out to music, socialized and played cornhole. This event started at 5 p.m. with three country-soul songs performed by Hannah Moseley. The concert picked up afterward as more people started to show up to eat at Espresso 41 and listen to music.
Didi and Hunter Parten performed a couple of original pieces for the audience before diving into covers of some popular country songs. ABAC’s own Mr. ABAC, Landon Rowe, played a selection of his favorite songs and an original piece. After Rowe’s performance, host Billy Ray Malone announced the winners of the raffle.
The first prize winner, Carson King, won a certificate for BJ’s Sunday Buffet for two at Spring Hill Country Club and two certificates for two rounds of golf at Spring Hill Country Club. The second prize winner was Nakayla Fraizer who won a $25 gift card to Fresco Italiano, eight Chick-Fil-A digital offer cards and a gift bag from the ABAC Bookstore. Finishing up the event was rising star, Clint “Rvshvd” Johnson, who played original pieces and a couple of country-soul songs alongside his band members.