A crowd of people stretching out the doors of the Civic Center almost to the National Guard Armory wasn’t enough to deter Nichole Vontress from turning out for the Media Night Hamburger feed.

    “We’ve been to it before,” Vontress said. "We definitely come out for the hamburgers and to hear them sing."


A crowd of people stretching out the doors of the Civic Center almost to the National Guard Armory wasn’t enough to deter Nichole Vontress from turning out for the Media Night Hamburger feed.
    “We’ve been to it before,” Vontress said. "We definitely come out for the hamburgers and to hear them sing."
    She was referring to the Cox Communications Summer Sing which would follow the media night. Over a thousand people packed into the Civic Center Tuesday night to be one of 1,500 people that would be lucky enough to get a free burger, chips and a drink.
    And even though the line stretched out into the parking, Vontress said she was pleased it moved fast.
    "We've only been here about 10 minutes," she said.
    Inside, on the other end of the massive human caterpillar, Great Plains Christian Radio’s  Jay Johnson handed out hamburgers  just off the grill, occasionally directing the odd straggler over to his line.
    And as those in the mood for some music settled down, the line kept right on coming .