”We teach people to be solemn and quiet in church. You also gotta get out and celebrate – it’s a great victory.” Minister of First Baptist Church of Kilgore, the Rev. Glenn Young was happy to look out over the controlled chaos in Driller Park Saturday morning. There wasn’t anything solemn or quiet about it, not with hundreds of gleeful children stampeding across the grass as parents cheered them on in their search for Easter eggs.
The Kilgore Main Street Program’s upcoming Fridays After 5 concert is an exciting opportunity for the young performer, not just because it’s Karisia Hernandez’s first time playing under the derricks of the World’s Richest Acre. “I usually play acoustic,” she said Monday. “Here, I’m playing full-band which is really exciting because I usually don’t get that chance to perform. I’m really excited about that and to experience Fridays After 5 because I’ve never done it before.”
The Kilgore College Theater Department production of “Crimes of the Heart” will premiere tomorrow evening in the Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus at 7:30 p.m. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a dark comedy set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, centers on three sisters, Meg, Babe and Lenny, who reunite at the grandfather’s farm after many years apart. As the story unfolds, the sisters recount their shared past and the diverging paths their lives have taken.
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