It was more than just playing music. You have to understand that though there are a handful of residents who live at Heritage Hall who can get around and live a basic normal life, the majority of those there have no life. They are pretty much isolated from the world because of handicaps medically, financially, and/or physically. They do not get to enjoy the day to day activities that most of us take for granted.
At the request of my brother, Darrell Sipe, my husband, Donnie Nicholson, put together a band and went over a few weeks ago and put on a show for the residents. As I understand it, they are still talking about their special night. It brought them such joy and they so appreciated it. With that being said, a big thank you to my husband, Donnie, and the other musicians ... Gary Shifflett from Greene, ; Johnny Starkey from Bowling Green, VA; Paul Fincham from Brightwood, VA; and another gentleman named Mike. I have to apologize as I do not know Mike or anything about him except to say he has to be a fine person to dedicate his time for such a worthy cause.
Also I would like to mention how much the guys enjoyed the residents. They went out of their way to make snacks and have drinks on hand for the band. These are people that barely can make ends meet from month to month, yet they took of their own resources to give back. My husband was truly touched by this act of kindness.
The guys plan on returning to Heritage Hall again sometime in the future. It truly is no exaggeration when people say that you get more than you give when you give to those less fortunate. It is a blessing to give to others and it brings true warmth to your soul.