Hi all! For those of you that don't know me, I have booked the music at the Haymarket for the last 11 years. Mark and I were great friends during this time spending numerous nights engaged in conversation as I bartended or when I just came in for a cocktail. Mark and I also grieved for our friend Steve Berg together and very often talked about him even after his passing.
One of my favorite memories of Mark was his love for a good T-Shirt. This might sound funny, but it brings a big smile to my face. So many nights or days I watched Mark walk in with one shirt on and eventually talk someone out of their shirt because he liked it so much. I have been brainstorming ideas of ways to honor Mark and have asked Mary Beth Thesing to help me with the following:
On June 13, I Like You, a band from Minneapolis is playing at the Haymarket starting at 10PM. From 4pm to Midnight, we would like to invite all of you to the Haymarket for the first ever Mark Burgdorf T-Shirt Swap. Over the next month we would like all of you to go through your drawers and pull out some old T-Shirts you would be willing to part with (Adult sizes only). T-Shirts can be arranged for pickup by private messaging Mary Beth or myself or also can be hung from my mailbox at 310 1/2 W Water St (The door in between the coop office and kitchen).
T-Shirts will be setup for sale in the back room of The Haymarket at $5 a piece with all proceeds/donations going towards a special Memorial for Mark. Mary Beth is working with Mark's artist friends to make sure we have a memorial that really represents our great friend.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please let Mary Beth or myself know.
Lynnette Perry 507-226-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org