The concert is a tribute to the late Tatum and Deidre Lockwood. The teenage sisters would have been a senior and a sophomore, respectively, at Viborg High School during the current school year. They lost their lives in a tragic auto accident just one year ago on this date while driving into Viborg to school.
"Angels of Hope" will feature three bands – the local F.R.O.G.ers, Menno-based Sons of Thunder, and headliner Bread of Stone, a Sioux City-based band that travels nationally and performed at the most recent LifeLight concert in Sioux Falls.
The evening will also feature an address by Jared Wockenfuss, former Yankton youth pastor and motivational speaker. He now works with youth in the greater Dallas, TX, area in an organization called "Power of Choice." Known by area youth from his F.R.O.G. Night visits in Viborg, Wockenfuss's brief message is titled "Every Day is a Gift."
Sandwiches and other refreshments will be available free of charge beginning at 6 p.m. and throughout the evening. There is no admission charge for the concert, although a free-will offering is appreciated to help offset any costs associated with the event. If donations exceed expenses, any excess funds will be directed toward Christian youth activities. "Angels of Hope Concert" t-shirts will be available for $10 each.
The public is invited to participate in this celebration that will appeal to all ages. All of us have times of trial and even tragedy in our lives and occasionally need a message of hope. This evening is meant to remind us that every day is a gift and to live every day as if it were our last. There is hope for any situation that confronts us in our life's journey.
Tatum and Deidre in so many different ways touched the lives of virtually everyone with whom they came in contact during their brief time on earth – from their family to their neighbors, their church family, their teammates (including rivals), the just-plain folks within their home community and beyond, and the new friends they made during their sojourns at summer church camp.
If you have any questions regarding the event or would like to help in either the planning stages or during the program, contact Wendy Lieberg at 766-5751.