This coming Saturday, two Bastrop-area bands are being featured in an appreciation party for all the emergency personnel who put their lives on the line during last week’s fire. (And who continue to do so, since the fire remains 70% contained.)

The Academy Jazz Players specialize in swing jazz from the 1940s era, featuring the vocals of Jeff Brister. Local youth R&B phenoms the Peterson Brothers will also appear.

This celebration of gratitude begins at 7 PM this Saturday September 17, at the Lumberyard on 1109 Main Street, across from the Post Office.

Maybe I’ll see if we can raffle off a dinner with yours truly, Special Reporter for PJ Media. Do you think I can get as good a response as President Obama?

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: The Lumberyard, 1109 Main Street, Bastrop, Texas