A 1,000 Net Night!!!

What a show last night in Garland!!!

We had around 400 folks show up for the Chicago/Eagles Tribute show there…so many that folks were spilling out of the room and into the hallway…probably 100 folks in the hall crammed in to hear.

And there was a *great* energy in the room.

Most amazingly, because of a special matching grant offer this month, our funds raised last night will very likely total:


That clearly makes last night the biggest fundraising night ever in our history.

But it’s not about the money, of course. It’s about saving lives from the scourge of malaria. And with that money..1,000 mosquito nets will be sent to Sierra Leone, saving the lives of thousands of people!!!

As of last night, we also passed the $60,000 mark in total funds raised. See the update chart here:


Thanks to all who came to the show. We’re deeply grateful to our eve-growing number of fans and supporters. It’s such a blessing to be able to play this great music for you, to have such fun, and to raise money for such a worthy cause.


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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of The Woods United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas. For seventeen years, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas, Texas. Eric is an avid blogger and published author. Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He's a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named "best judge" by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy.

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