Tickets are now on sale to see Kilometer 81 at the Memorial Home Endowment Foundation Anchor’s Banquet on April 3. Tickets are $100 each for this fundraising event which supports go toward the Endowment Foundation. The evening begins at 6 p.m., in the Goering Activity and Waltner Wellness Center, and includes a delicious meal catered by Keith Banman with Keith Foods Catering. The Moundridge FCCLA and FFA students will provide great service again this year!
Kilometer 81 is made up of the Regier family who hails from East of Newton, where their ancestors have farmed and raised hogs for over one hundred years. The family is comprised of Ken and Amy Regier and their four children, Erin (with husband Matt Graber, originally from Freeman, South Dakota), Austin (with wife Elizabeth Ratzlaff, originally from Moundridge, KS), Addie (currently a Junior at Bethel College), and Eli (currently a Senior at Newton High School).
They have a deep love for bluegrass music stemming primarily from Edwin Regier, Ken's father, who played in a group called the Country Jamboree. At Regier family reunions, you can expect Ella Regier (Ken's mother) to request that instruments be brought, and the making of music is a consistent family tradition. Ken and Amy's family did not manage to escape this dangerous predilection towards bluegrass, and now the whole family plays and sings together. Like most bluegrass bands, Kilometer 81 is named after a leprosy hospital in Paraguay. The Regiers love playing music and sharing that music with others.
To purchase your tickets, contact Pine Village at 620.345.2901 or stop by the front office at 86 22nd Ave., Moundridge.