he annual Field of Praise will be held this year on Friday throughSunday, Augu. 3-5, at Marion Athletic Park by the John Bartelt Field, located at the corner of Ramsdell Street and Parkview Avenue.
Once again there will be a full schedule of excellent entertainment along with an inspirational speaker with local ties each night.
On Friday, the ever-popular trumpeter Don Shire will get things going at 4 p.m. Don will play three different time periods. Also performing Friday are local bands Jesus Freaks at 4:55 and Faith Generations at 5:45.
Guest speaker will be Marion High School graduate Mona Krueger, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident. Since that fateful day on Nov. 28, 1982, Mona spent months at St. Mary’s Burn Center in Milwaukee with burns covering a third of her body. She underwent numerous skin grafts and reconstructive surgeries. Mona’s strong faith and determination along with support from her family and friends helped her overcome her injuries and live a fulfilling life.
She spent many years in Russia counseling other burn victims and is the author of a book entitled “Sage Was The Perfect Shadow – A Survivor’s Story.” The book is available for purchase at Amazon.com and will also be available at Field of Praise.
Mona will be speaking at 8 p.m.
The fifth annual “Sole2Soul” 5 K Run/Walk will start things off on Saturday at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the softball field at the Marion Athletic Park. Advance registrations are still available from the Marion Public Library.
The mile race will begin at 9 a.m., with the 5K beginning at 9:30 a.m. Awards will be presented in front of the stage at 10:30 a.m.
Entertainment for the day includes Con Brio, The Savior’s Songbirds, Danville, Kids of the Kingdom, Great Adventure Gospel Band, Living River and A City Alive.
Guest speaker at 6:25 p.m. will be Tigerton’s Lee Kreklow. Lee was a recent kidney transplant recipient, a life saving gift from a living donor. After Lee’s story was told in The Marion Advertiser, many people offered to be a donor. Most failed to meet all the requirements necessary for the transplant. A former Tigerton resident, John Barker, met the requirements and on July 1, 2010, Lee received the gift of life at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
All events both days are free and open to the public. Free will offerings will be taken and donation boxes will be located at various places. There will also be Altar Calls both days, lots of food, and refreshments.
All proceeds are used to support Field of Praise.
The closing worship will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.