Monday, September 28, 2009

!st Home Routes Concert was AMAZING!

We hosted our very first Home Routes concert the other night at GSIB. Alan Rhody was our musician and we were the last stop on his circuit!

He was fabulous and was a very good intro for us into the home routes program!

With 31 (plus 3 kids) we had a full house! He was the nicest guy to have stay at our house! And was a great way to explain to our 3 children (ages 4 1/2, 2 1/2 & 9 months) why we had people/song writer's coming to stay in our spare room. He is a Grandpa too - so our kids warmed up to him pretty quick!

Our old heritage general store was such a warm and cozy atmosphere and the acoustics were phenomenal with the wood walls & ceiling. A guest said it was a good/or even better then concerts in his home town of Jacksonville, FL.

I decided to bring my 3 little ones to the store for the 1st concert - my baby was clapping to the first two songs and then "crashed" for the entire evening. My 4 year old had to go home at intermission as he'd had enough. And my 2 1/2 year old opened "the dance floor" near the end of the evening. She was enthralled to say the least and was ready to dance all night. Can't wait to post those pictures.

Everyone thought Alan's music was excellent and loved how he gave background info on the songs - why he wrote them or why he liked such and such song or artist. It was such an easy going night and seemed to fly by. He gave everyone their money's worth by playing probably way longer then usual! But we loved it! We were toe tapping, slinging along and moving to the music! Being there - having a world class talented musician in Rossburn - in my store was like a dream coming true! I have always loved music and was always saying to my husband I wish we could go to concerts like these. Light bulb - it's happening right here!

I think the only thing I regret was not having as much time to visit with him. By the time: arrive/set up/eat/concert/bed/breakfast/pack up/leave - it happened so quick! Oh well maybe next time - I'm already starting a scrapbook!

Can't wait for our next one - David Stoddard on Oct. 25th. We already have very few seats left and after Alan's fantastic performance - we are assuming the calls will start flying in once word gets around! So call 859-3334 to reserve your seats!

Kelly & Brett Hunter Rossburn, MB

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Events!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome summer! The weather is beautiful and now I am back to work at the store (officially). I guess I have been playing hooky/maternity break for long enough!? Oh my – Noelle is 9 months! Yikes!

So… I look forward to visiting and catching up with everyone at GSIB! We have lots happening over the next few months (not enough room in this issue to fit them all in) but below is a brief rundown of everything. More details, coupons and info on our special 3 Day fall clearance in the magazine! Visit for more info!

Also, just a reminder that this month our Dinner Night is on Friday! We are serving homemade lasagna served with fresh baked garlic bread, Caesar salad and dessert! Only $12.99/person! Either eat in or take out! This would make a great supper to take out to the field! No prepping or stress required! Call 859-3334 to reserve!

GSIB Fall Event Listing:

24th Product Challenge Night 7:30 p.m.
25th Dinner Night (make a reservation or call for take out!)
26th Music in the House - Alan Rhody: Advance Tickets required. $15 per person / $90 for Season.
30th Sketch Night

5th Flower Arranging Class - 1 p.m. $35 - Thanksgiving Table Centre Piece Idea.
8th Wing’s Night 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
14th Product Challenge - Hint: Halloween Supplies
21st Book Club 7 p.m.
22nd Halloween Party, Portrait Studio and begin the Rossburn Chamber of Commerce Digital Camera Scavenger Hunt.
23rd - 24th Scrap Pink Weekend Crop: p.m. on Friday
27th Flower Arranging Class - Create a fun and unique Halloween Arrangement 3 p.m. $35 all supplies included.
28th Christmas Card Class with Janet. 5 p.m. & 7p.m. Sign up for the time slot that works best for you or take both and make all your handmade Christmas cards for friends & family! $15/class. All supplies included. Bring basic tool kit and adhesive.
17th Photography Courses with Damian, Don’s Photo Wpg. Education Specialist. Class #1 Beyond “Auto” Seminar $40 (10 a.m.), Get your camera out of the “auto mode” and learn how to use your other settings.
Class #2 Mastering Your Camera! $50 (1 p.m.) Hands on workshop with Damian and one on one time to address questions regarding your own camera. Class #2 space is very limited! $80 for both classes.
25th Home Routes Concert: David Stoddard 7:30 p.m.
28th Digital Photo Book Class #1. $50. Includes 3 or 4 classes to create a photo book for yourself or perfect as a Christmas gift for friends or family. Examples include: Grandma’s Brag Book, Family Recipe Book, Best Friends, etc. Photo Book printing not included. Prices with vary on size of book individual would like to create.
29th Dinner Night
30th Rossburn Chamber of Commerce Halloween Haunt beginning at 5:30 p.m. at skating rink. Supper, laser tag, kids activities, casino games, prizes and more!
3rd “5” Workshop - Where will you be in 5 years?
Join Kelly and learn how the next five years can be the most exciting and satisfying years of your life - or just another five years. This workshop will include a "playbook for life" that features thought-provoking quotations and real-life examples to serve as both a spark and a road map. See how your dreams can really come true! 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Healing Zone in Shoal Lake. $175/person. Includes “5” Workbook.
4th Digital Christmas Card Class: Create a Christmas card in time for the holiday season. 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. $5/person. Does not include card printing. Cost may vary depending on quantity and size.
10th CLOSED at 4 p.m. for Holiday Decorating
12th Member’s Only Sneak Peek Gala Party: Store open at 7 p.m. to Member’s Only Event! Enjoy complimentary appetizers, sparkling beverages and a special sneak peek at the Holiday unveiling before the Christmas Open House. Member’s must attend to receive a special limited edition ornament hand painted by Val!
13th -14th Christmas Open House: 1st 15 people each day to make a gift purchase over $25 will receive a limited hand painted ornament by Val.
13th Dinner & Dessert Night
16th Flower Arranging Class:1 p.m. Create a Christmas candle & floral table centerpiece. Just in time for the holiday season. $45. All supplies included.
19th Women’s Night:7:30 p.m. Guest speaker and Certified Life Coach - Thomasina Charney.
24th After School Kids Class: Ages 8 & Up. Decorative Tile $10.

1st Home Routes Concert: Bob Evans 8 p.m.
4th Chamber Christmas Community Event: lighted parade, activities, store specials, Christmas Tree, Wreath & Gingerbread House Auctions, food and more!
21st - 24th Countdown to Christmas!
23rd Book Club 7 p.m.

Watch for more events such as
Artist in the House, Women’s Night, etc!

Contest: Enter a 12x12 Halloween Layout featuring pictures from 2008 Halloween before Oct. 20th for a chance to win a $25 GSIB scrapbooking gift card!

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