Thompson Square’s Song “Glass” Resonates with Joplin and Mercy

Thompson Square’s Song “Glass” Resonates with Joplin and Mercy
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Mercy Joplin President Gary Pulsipher and Mercy Health Foundation Regional VP Fred Osborne say the rebuilding is a testament to the resilience of the community as it’s taken nearly four years to complete.

That resilience was celebrated with a fundraising concert tonight at Downstream Casino, the popular country duo Thompson Square is performing their song “glass” included a lyric which brought a connection for the benefit organizers who thought Thompson Square was a good fit:

“We may shine, we may shatter.”

I sat down with the duo before the concert and talked about the message the performers hope they could share with the Mercy crowd.

“Hopefully it will just be a bonding moment for everybody to kind of come together for this it’s a celebration you know all the hard work that this community has done and all the money and resources have been focused on this project and we’re just proud to be a part of it,” says Keifer Thompson.

We’ll have much more of our Thompson Square interview on our website

The proceeds from tonight’s concert go to the foundation. Numbers aren’t in yet for the event but organizers say those too will pay for equipment at the hospital.