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Thank you, Willie Nelson

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

In 2007, Willie Nelson & Family performed at a fundraising concert in Peru, Illinois, for the Peru Catholic School.  This is one of the hundreds of cards and posters presented to Willie Nelson by the students of Peru Catholic School last year. The kids wanted to thank Willie for helping to raise money to help the school build a playground.

Thank you, Willie Nelson

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Just before Willie Nelson appeared in front of one of the largest crowds in Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) history, ACL shared this video from a few ACL headliners that were unable to attend his historic set.

Thank you, Willie (Farm Crisis Survivor)

Friday, August 5th, 2016

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www.FarmAid.org

“If you’re looking for a great story to read today, look no further. The title of this article tells it all: “Cancer isn’t stopping this Iowa farmer from seeingWillie Nelson.”

Dean Thomann, a farmer in Iowa, has found inspiration in Willie, saying; “He’s just a living legend.”

After reading about the way he survived the farm crisis of the 1980s, and the way Dean’s daughters talk about him today, it sounds like that “living legend” label might apply to him too.

We hope you have a wonderful time at the Willie Nelson concert, Dean!”

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Friday, November 28th, 2014

God Bless Willie Nelson

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Thank you, Willie Nelson (from the students at Peru School, for their new playground)

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

In 2007, Willie Nelson & Family helped raise funds to build a new play ground for the students of the Peru Catholic School, in Peru, Illinois.  Proceeds from the concert purchased new equipment for the school.  The children made posters for Willie, and they were hanging all over the venue, and Buddy Prewitt, Willie Nelson’s lighting director,  kindly photographed the posters and cards and sent them to me to share here.  The concert was part of the ‘Concerts for a Cause’ series produced by Louise La Grotto restaurant in Peru.

This is one of the hundred or so cards given to Willie Nelson by the students at the Peru Catholic School.

Posters were hung everywhere.

Thanks, Willie

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

For making City of New Orleans the grammy award winning ’Song of the Year’

For turning a friendship into the #1 hit for Ray Charles, Seven Spanish Angels

For being Willie on your latest single, Forgiving You Was Easy from the new studio album, ’Me and Paul’

Thank you, Willie Nelson

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Here’s two of the many posters/cards made for Willie Nelson, in gratitude for Willie Nelson and Family performing a benefit concert for the Peru Catholic School, in Peru, Illinois, 2007.  Proceeds went to help buy playground equipment for the school.

This day in Willie Nelson history: First Farm Aid Concert (9/22/1985)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Twenty-six years ago today, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young held the first Farm Aid concert in Illinois.   And they’re still working to keep family farmers thriving so we can all have good food. Thanks Willie, John, Neil and Dave Matthews Band for your commitment to family farmers!

You can support family farmers, by supporting Farm Aid. 

 

Thank you Willie Nelson

Monday, June 27th, 2011

On 9/22/07 Willie Nelson and Family performed a benefit concert in Peru, Illinois, with profits going to help build a new playground for the Peru Catholic School. Children of the school created posters to thank Willie and the band, and they are featured here in this slide show.

The concert was sponsored by Lou’s La Grotto Restaurant in Peru, Illinois as part of their “Concerts for a Cause” series. Staff and students from 62 schools in the Illinois Valley wrote to Merry Noonan and her six-member committee that work on Lou’s La Grotto’s “Concerts For a Cause.” While all those schools needed help, one stood out. The letter written by Billy Samek of Peru Catholic School was chosen. Billy wrote a letter about the lack of a playground at his school.

“I like art and PE classes. I really like recess but all we do is walk around and kick a ball around on the blacktop,” he wrote. “We usually end up moving because we get in the way of the big kids. If we had a playground, we could share it with the big kids.”

Thank you, Willie Nelson

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Willie Nelson with Billy Samek and his mother, Tammy, before the ‘Concert for a Cause’ on September 22, 2007, at the Lou LaGrotto’s in Peru, Illinois.

 

On 9/22/07 Willie Nelson and Family performed a benefit concert in Peru, Illinois, with profits going to help build a new playground for the Peru Catholic School. Children of the school created posters to thank Willie and the band, and they are featured here in this slide show. The concert was sponsored by Lou’s La Grotto Restaurant in Peru, Illinois as part of their “Concerts for a Cause” series. Staff and students from 62 schools in the Illinois Valley wrote to Merry Noonan and her six-member committee that work on Lou’s La Grotto’s “Concerts For a Cause.” While all those schools needed help, one stood out. The letter written by Billy Samek of Peru Catholic School was chosen. Billy wrote a letter about the lack of a playground at his school. “I like art and PE classes. I really like recess but all we do is walk around and kick a ball around on the blacktop,” he wrote. “We usually end up moving because we get in the way of the big kids. If we had a playground, we could share it with the big kids.” That letter touched the hearts of all the committee members. “Each person went behind closed doors with the letters and each one came out with that letter as the winner,” said Noonan. “It was unanimous.”

After the concert, I forwarded a message from Willie Nelson to the students and teachers at Peru, Illinois Catholic School:

“Tell all the kids we had a great time and thanks for all the love from everyone there.” — Willie Nelson

Principal Steve Brockman wrote me back:

“I passed along Willie’s message over the intercom this morning.   I heard loud cheering from all the classrooms.”

Thanks, Willie Nelson

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

For making City of New Orleans the grammy award winning ‘Song of the Year’

For turning a friendship into the #1 hit for Ray Charles, Seven Spanish Angels

For being Willie on your latest single, Forgiving You Was Easy from the new studio album, ‘Me and Paul’

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Ottawa Activists Thank Willie Nelson for Questioning 9/11 Story

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Truth Action Ottawa went to the Willie Nelson concert in Ottawa April 7th 2009 to show their gratitude to Willie for going public with his doubts regarding the official 9/11 story.   They handed out dvds of Willie Nelson’s intereviews regarding 9/11, and songs.  They distributed over 300 dvds.

For more 9/11 Truth Actions in Ottawa, visit
http://www.truthactionottawa.com