The Promise staff hosted this month’s chamber luncheon with a Middle Eastern buffet. The food included Falafels, cucumber and tomato salad and pita bread.

New director Chuck King welcomed everyone with a speech about how his years in Israel inspired the lunch choices.

“I thought the luncheon was great and I am looking forward to the 30th anniversary of The Promise and the freshness Chuck is going to bring,” said Mayor Pro Tem, Dennis Moore.

Opening weekend for The Promise is Aug. 24-25. Somervell residents and employees get in free with proof of residency and a canned good or non-perishable item to benefit Papa’s Pantry.

Surrounding counties also get a discount on opening night.

“I have worked on changes this past year on the script, costumes and songs. We have done work on the stage and theater so please come see the show and spread the word,” said King.

On Aug 25th Open Door Church of Burleson will be the program host and water baptism on stage.

There will be free hamburgers and drinks 6-7:30 p.m. free hamburgers and drinks for all in attendance. Pastor Troy Brewer will perform the baptisms and have a message before the start of the play.

The Promise will donate $5 from every ticket sold to Answer International. This organization works to free girls from sexual slavery worldwide.

“I want the amphitheater to be popular not only for The Promise but other musical events. I am working on bringing the world to this beautiful community,” said King.

Future musical guests who will perform pre-show concerts are Jaci Velasquez and Citizens Way.