A big "thank-you" to Mark Allen for filling in today for the vacationing Van Harden! Everybody loves to hear about Mark's family and today we thought he "spilled the beans" when he said he was going to someone's 40th birthday party and then said...whoa...was that a surprise 40th birthday party??? Luckily for Mark, Emily let him know that he was okay...it was not a surprise party! Mark invited all of us to his home town of Newton for the 4th of July Parade and celebration that starts at 9AM on the 4th. Mark will be taking off Monday and Tuesday and will be back with us on Wednesday.
Jenn Hoffmann of the Waukee Arts Festival and one of their artists, Nash Cox, joined us in the studio shortly after the 8:30 news. The 3rd Annual Waukee Arts Festival is Saturday, July 8th, beginning at 11AM in Centennial Park. There will be 65 artists from around the Midwest, including Nash Cox, 12 music acts at two locations throughout the day, children's entertainment, unique food truck vendors, a beer garden and a live concert by The Dirty Rotten Scoundrels beginning at 6:30PM. Nash is a water color artist that specializes in vintage cars. You will probably find him at the Good Guys Car Show this weekend! You can find more information at www.waukeearts.org.
Monday and Tuesday, for the first time in Van and Bonnie history, both of us will have the time off, so our super producer, Leila Rush, will be in charge. She'll be sitting in the "big chair" with Shawn Roberts co-hosting on Monday and Andy Peterson co-hosting on Wednesday.
Van and Bonnie will return on Wednesday! Have a super 4th of July Holiday and be careful!