Monica Mercer, Brent’s bride and manager of the Devils Lake Festival of the Arts, was on hand to thank our club for helping out at this year’s festival especially with the children’s art tent as well as the beer tent. She said that it has been more successful with every passing year and because of a great staff on the Arts Committee to make sure it’s a “fine arts” and not just a “crafts” event. Next year, she said, the committee will be looking for another new art event at the festival. Monica announced that she was hosting a “thank you” party for sponsors who helped this past year. She presented the club with 2 complimentary tickets for the August 27th event which will be held at the Mercer lake home at Devil’s Lake. Nashville recording artist Allie Louise, Monica said, will be on hand that afternoon. Monica closed by announcing that a band will be playing from 8pm-11:30pm and thanked us again for our support.