Lima Beach Boy Delivered At Fan’s Request


Lima-Justin Evans is a huge Beach Boys fan. Eleven years ago, he wanted to send a letter to Lima-born beachboy, Al Jardine, to see if he would sign the beachboy’s CD cover.

A native of Springfield, Ohio, Evans lived in Lima and has been a Beach Boys fan since he was 10 years old.

He also collects signs that have been around since the age of 13. He didn’t get an answer, so he figured he had lost the CD cover he had mailed to Jardin.

On September 3, he received a call from Al Jardine’s digital media director Spud, who was trying to track Evans.

On Sunday, Evans finally got a signed CD cover directly from Spud at the Happy Dazs restaurant on Belfontaine Avenue in Lima.

“I think I received this letter in June, but things can fall behind furniture or between filing cabinets. He (Al Jardine) gave me this envelope, ”Spud said. to say. “He said, ‘He has all these CD covers. I know the man’s name is Justin Evans, but he doesn’t have a return address or return envelope. You can find it on the internet. Do you think you can? “

Spud went to work and found about 20 Justin Evans on Facebook. He checked the Beach Boys on the Beach Boys bulletin board and other Facebook pages, but couldn’t find it.

“Then, maybe three or four weeks ago, when I was organizing Al’s office, I found this letter and the name of Justin Evans. It sounds familiar, but then I combined the two with the two, and “Oh, that’s the guy with the CD cover,” Spud said.

The letter was written to Jardin in March 2000, when Evans was 16 years old.

“My girlfriend found the name Justin Evans on one of those websites listing the people and all the addresses they lived in,” Spud said.

He dialed the number, but Evans didn’t answer the phone.

“I ignored the call because I thought it was spam and got the text from the same number,” is he a big Beach Boys fan? “So I called that number, and it’s a potato. “

Evans agreed to meet Spud at Happy Daz in Lima. Spud and his girlfriend roamed the area and landed in Kentucky.

Evans not only received a signed CD cover, but he also signed a letter Evans sent him when he became an Eagle Scout at the age of 16, 21 years ago. He also received, of course, the latest Jardine CD signed by Jardine and a pick with Jardine’s name on it.

Beach Boys assistant at Al Jardine Spud will present fan Justin Evans with an autographed CD cover in Lima on Sunday.

Justin Evans eventually received an autographed CD cover from Lima-born beach boy Al Jardine.

Please contact Sam Shriver at 678-242-0409.


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