Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cow Paddy Run 2011

Whew! About a decade ago, I ran in something called the Cow Paddy Run that my scoutmaster Wade had started the year after I was born to raise money to build Gulley Park in Fayetteville. The race eventually went away, but it was revived this year by two of my buddies, Max Mahler and Ben Putman. They resurrected the race to raise funds for the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation. This was the first race they’d ever done, and what a job they did! Almost 350 people ran in the 5K/1mile races, and even more showed up to show their support. They ended up raising over $6,000 dollars to support Fayetteville schools — a great feat for the “first” year of the race!

7 Walkers @ George’s for BOT

Part two of my last post has finally arrived!

As you read in my last post, I shot a concert for the music blog Breakfast on Tour a couple of weeks ago. Great American Taxi opened for 7 Walkers at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. 7 Walkers is an eclectic band made up of some legends such as Grateful Dead’s drummer Bill Kreutzmann, guitarist/vocalist Papa Mali, George Porter Jr. from The Meters, and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard from Willie Nelson. The filled up George’s and put on a pretty good show, and I think it was the last night of their tour.

Engagement: Mary Beth & Doug

A couple of weeks ago, I spent an hour or so roaming Fayetteville with Mary Beth and Doug for some engagement portraits. Wandering up and down Dickson St. to find the best nooks and crannies for evening photos was nice, and the weather was just perfect. Sadly, the sun went down over “The Hill” more quickly than I expected and I didn’t get every shot I wanted, but it was a good time regardless. Congrats on your engagement, you two, and you can see more photos here on Flickr.