Those people who were not present on July 26 at the Lindenwood University Auditorium missed it. As part of Belleville's 200th birthday celebration, they honored the area's drum corps consisting of the Bellettes, Gabrielettes, Crusaders and the Black Knights.
There are so many people to thank for this wonderful evening. First on the list is Lindenwood University for making this a part of its summer concert program. The reception area filled with the memorabilia was such a treat.
A special thank you to the Ainad Drum and Bugle Corps, Crusaders Drum Line and the Ainad Pipe and Drum Corps for the wonderful show they provided for the audience. We cannot forget Mark Maxwell, the MC, and all the rest who lent their talents to make this such a wonderful evening.
Hats off to them all.
Elmer "Sonny" Sterthman