April Chessor — honorable mention

I was a senior in high school back in 1987 and living in Evansville, IN. Petra had been my favorite group since I was in junior high school. My best friend Marla and I we're always ready for a good concert.

We knew about Petra being in Nashville, TN. So, we got two other girls and four guy friends and decided to head to Nashville. We followed them to our hotel in downtown Nashville. While we girls were in our room, I got this brilliant idea, "Let's find out how much it would be to rent a limo?" We called around and found out that it would only be about $15 divided up among the four of us. The guys were going to the first concert and ours was later that evening. So, they had no idea of our ride. They would later find out.

The limo driver arrived at our hotel, not knowing what he was in for--four giddy girls riding in a limo for the first time. We were playing with the sunroof, waving to people and watching IN play KY in basketball. Not to mention, we were having the time of our lives.

The concert was great, needless to say. Kyle, John's son was there and I got my picture taken with him. Hey, if you can't talk to John, talk to his son.

After the concert, our guy friends met up with us at the auditorium. We stalled for time, because the limo driver didn't return until midnight. Around midnight, we said that we better get going. When we walked outside, we told them, "See you, our ride is here." They were like, "Yeah, right." It was so cool when they watched the driver open the door for us and we waved goodbye as we stepped into the limo. The look on their faces was priceless!!

As we returned to our hotel, there were people all around the limo--thinking we were somebody special. People were getting their pictures taken with us as they walked by.

We were so pumped up that we ordered a pizza and shared with the guys. They still couldn't believe that we did that. Apparently, they didn't know how spontaneous I could be.

That was such a memorable time. It couldn't have been better--being with friends, renting a limo and attending a Petra concert!!


Crystal Flood Youth Group


April Chessor
Bill Mettinger
Steve Palmer

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