Revive @ Five: off to a swinging start

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Paisley Davis and Kim Robinson

Stormy Heinz and Caitlin Pankau

Stormy Heinz and Caitlin Pankau

Charlotte Blair

Charlotte Blair

Shelley Leen and Dena Millward

Shelley Leen and Deno Millward

Deanne Coffin, Cheryl and Kiley Quinn

Deanne Coffin, Cheryl and Kiley Quinn

Patricia Burke Williamson and Walter E. Wyland

Patricia Burke Williamson and Walter E. Wyland

Shanna and Gordy Robinson

Shanna and Gordy Robinson

Mike Settell

Mike Settell

James & Pam Pascali along with Bubba and Indiana (my apologies to James having spent too much time being sure the dogs were in the picture

James & Pam Pascali along with Bubba and Indiana (my apologies to James because I spent too much time trying to get the dogs int the picture)

Eddy Carnahan and Brian Davis

Eddy Carnahan and Brian Davis

Marilyn Raymond

Marilyn Raymond

Revive @ Five Arrives for the Summer

A beautiful day: one during which you could take your dog for a walk without wind blowing both of you about or a day when the jet stream (not a con trail) fills the sky with magical twists and turns and a breeze softens the heat of a sun that we haven’t  been blessed with, at least so far this summer. But here it is, almost the end of May and everything seems to be perfect, at least on Wednesday, May 24.

People, ranging in ages from itty bitty babies being held or pushed in prams by their mothers; young high school students, whether in small flocks of exuberant girls or “grown up” boys; older guys talking up a storm about baseball, politics, the price of potatoes and more; couples full of smiles and good cheer while sipping the icy cold beer available along the periphery of the Old Town pavilion;and  elderly individuals sitting at picnic tables while listening intently to the music of the concert presenters for this session.

The combination of gentle sunshine, good food and good music ensured happiness to any and all of those who had come for the pleasure offered by the Bannock Civitans. That organization has organized and officiated over Revive @ Five for years and years. For this first of the summer occasion, the ISU Credit Union sponsored it as homage to Educators. Amazing; A perfect afternoon and evening initiated the beginning of summer and all of the relaxed but fun Wednesday evenings available for anyone and everyone who wishes to enjoy this weekly event.

If you are a parent, don’t worry about your teenaged offspring getting into the beer because Civitan has members situated at the outer edges of this area waiting to adorn you with a white plastic bracelet if you are old enough to quaff the beer. In addition there are other Civitan members diligently on watch for anyone drinking beer without said white bracelet.

The music provided for this opening summer event was presented by the Jim Jamz who have not played for Revive @ Five before. However, a list of each musical group will be posted before next week’s presentation. This event is popular enough that musicians usually have to sign up early on so they can participate. And, music varies from hard rock to soft melodies and everything in between and/or beyond. They are all good, depending on your preference but you can be sure that there are many which please everyone.

The caterers are also varied and generally satisfying to every hungry person present. For this opening Wednesday, PVs Uncorked provided food. This restaurant, situated on Main Street, has wine tastings along with appropriate foods , usually on Wednesdays (and maybe more often) in the restaurant. I didn’t see what they were serving at Revive but have tasted their yummy offerings at other times in the restaurant.

At the same time the musical event is taking place, the Farmer’s Market also offers vegetables and fruits along with other offerings.  So, if you need to stretch your legs, you can always stroll through what is offered at the Market.

The additional magnetic power of this weekly event is the fun of chatting with friends, and/or meeting new friends with whom you share appreciation of the offerings provided by Revive.  It would be difficult, if not impossible to find any individual looking and behaving in a grumpy manner here because there are so many different avenues to take.

Happiness is important, and even though I have mentioned that positive attribute as being available to all whatever the occasion, I personally see Revive @ Five as a wonderful way to ensure that a glow of happiness can easily come to the surface. So, if you were not present to experience the positive nature of this opening event, make sure to put it on your calendar for the rest of summer.

 

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