Reception on the Lawn

The Reception on the Lawn is our fun kick-off event for the WHACK & ROLL Croquet Tournament featuring a buffet dinner, entertainment, and a croquet clinic. The event will be held rain or shine.

Throughout the evening, several croquet courts will be available for backyard croquet or team practice.

Limited seating – advance tickets only (purchase by May 29) – $25 each

5:00-6:00 pm   Appetizers
5:30-6:30 pm   Buffet ~ featuring Roast Pork Dinner & Strawberry Shortcake

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7:00 pm    Musical entertainment by John Schmid

John Schmid

John Schmid is founder and director of Common Ground Ministries, a singing ministry based in Berlin, Ohio, with a focus on prisons in the Ohio Corrections system.

John’s unique style of singing, a blend of country, folk and gospel with a touch of the contemporary, has gained audiences in a wide variety of settings; from prisons to embassies; back porches to concert halls; schools, rest homes, churches, army bases, banquets…  His honest, genuine voice is easy to listen to and his message is made acceptable through humor, true life stories, a love for people, and a wide variety of songs.

He has sung in many states as well as thirty different countries across the world.  He has been on stage with well-known stars such as Tom T. Hall, Connie Smith, Johnny Paycheck, Jim & Jesse, Dickie Lee, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Paul Overstreet, Randy Travis, George Hamilton IV as well as gospel groups such as The Lewis Family, Jeff & Sherry Easter, The Inspirations, Steve & Annie Chapman and others.

He and his wife, Lydia, have three children; Adam (& wife Katie) lives in Harrisonburg, Va.; Amy also lives in Harrisonburg, and daughter Katie lives in Sarasota, Fla.

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