Where in Carolina Country is This?
The May “Where Is This” photo by South River EMC member Jo Nance features “the Blues Brothers in a Cage.” While one reader mentioned the official Blues Brothers, Jake and Elwood, were spending time in Joliet Prison in Chicago, Illinois, these Blues Brothers statues are enjoying the great outdoors in front of Jonathan’s Pizza on East First Street in downtown Stedman, Cumberland County. Many readers noted that former Stedman Mayor and Blues Brothers fan Billy Horne erected the statues almost 20 years ago, in honor of the bros as well the local Gainey brothers, who often dressed and performed concerts as Jake and Elwood for community events. Vandalism over the years forced the duo behind the chain link fence for protection. The winning entry chosen at random from all correct submissions came from Johnny Walker of LaGrange, a Tri-County EMC member.