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Hillside Series wraps up with 'Trigger Happy'

Trigger Happy

The Heritage Hillside Series ends another successful summer with Trigger Happy, the popular local country group that has performed for the series for several years. The final concert of the summer is Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Trigger Happy originated in 1983, playing traditional and contemporary country music along with some favorite pop oldies dance songs.

The group as individuals continue to share their music in local churches on a regular basis, as they have done for many years. Mike Murtha and Ed Schmidt were founding members of Trigger Happy. Mike plays bass guitar and fiddle, and occasionally the tuba. Ed is the lead guitar player, also playing the steel guitar and saxophone. Karl Ausland has been the drummer for more than three years. His background goes back to the 1970s when he was a member of the Whitesidewalls. Scott Nash is the newest member of the band, but is no stranger to performing in the area.

The New Richmond Boot Scooters will be giving a line-dancing performance in the Pavilion at 6 p.m. The sponsor for the evening is Bremer Bank and entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., ending at about 8 p.m. The Farmer's Market vendors have been invited, Messes & Masterpieces will return with an art project for the kids and Zaney Janey will provide henna. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic supper, pop and popcorn are available for sale and one of the historic buildings will be open for visitors to wander through. It's a rain or shine event. In case it's hot, remember, there's plenty of shade.

For more information, please call the Heritage Center at 715-246-3276.