Thomson, IL (PRWEB) April 25, 2013
The Heirloom Market and Café present the latest episode of “Old Time Heirloom Hour,” an entertaining, family friendly variety show. This episode features several discussions with topics ranging from China to fishing in flooded streams, a black and white skit, and a live musical performance by Tentoes.
Taped in front of a live audience at the Heirloom Market and Café in Thomson, IL, it presents a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Throughout each segment, cohosts Bill Heid and Bob Whitten invite the audience to engage and participate with what is happening on stage. “We’ve really been working on increasing audience participation,” Whitten says. “We want them to feel like part of the show.” As part of this hospitality, the Heirloom Café provided free coffee and fresh homemade bread pudding for the spectators.
Following Whitten and Heid’s opening discussion comes the black and white skit, a humorous silent sketch performed by various Market employees about a magical spot which makes any items placed there either grow in size or number. Whitten provides a running commentary throughout, adding figurative color to the actions on the screen.
Next comes a discussion with Big Shop Todd, a local business owner, about the rapidly rising water levels of the Mississippi River and its various local tributaries. Of particular interest to Whitten was how the flooding affects fishing.
During the next segment, Whitten and Heid preside over a blind beer tasting. Whitten ties a blindfold on Tony Belha, who then must correctly distinguish between and identify four different varieties of beer. The reward for guessing correctly? Finishing the sample.
The final segment features a live performance from the band Tentoes from Bettendorf, IA. Playing all original songs, they delight the audience with their unique blend of folk, bluegrass and rock sounds. The singer, Jenny Lynn Stacey, shares an amusing anecdote about how she acquired her guitar and a touching dedication to her oldest daughter.
The Heirloom Market and Café offers handmade and homegrown products that recall an earlier and simpler time of life. It also showcases products from Solutions from Science to assist in switching to alternative forms of energy in order to live more independently.