John Rutherford Appreciation Day
Organized by: The DIX and friends
There are few people who genuinely touch lives and hearts of all they know. How fortunate we feel to have one of those special people in our midst. Anyone who has had contact with John Rutherford knows a man of compassion and honesty. His family and his music are at the heart of John’s life. He has played music in this county for over 40 years and has selflessly shared the talents of his music and his time to make lives better for all in this region. John and Joan, his wife of more than 50 years, raised 3 beautiful and talented daughters who passed down to their families a love of music. The entire family supports the arts and are active in public shows, theatre and school events, a true testament to a family living in harmony. The family harmony can also be heard on occasions when the Rutherford family performs in the “Reggie Show” and other local events. It is because of our gratitude and respect for John and Joan we celebrate our appreciation by bringing our community together with music, food, dancing and great conversations with friends. As we celebrate John, we also support him in his recovery. John recently experienced a stroke which slowed his ability to perform. He is determined and working hard to regain full ability. Sunday, September 13, is officially John Rutherford Appreciation Day and will be celebrated at all Masses at St Marys and finally at the VFW from 4 – 8 p.m. where a silent auction, 3 local bands and great food and drink will be offered to all friends and admirers. We are hoping that the county commissioners will name September 13, 2015, John Rutherford Appreciation Day. A crowdrise site and facebook page are up and running.