Keith Gilbert, of Columbia City, wheels a large panel of lights onto the field as part of the stage of the Super Bowlâ€™s halftime show Sunday night. Gilbert, along with Kaileb Oâ€™Connor, Ashley Oâ€™Connor and Shane Barkley, had the opportunity to spend the week in New York and New Jersey as employees of the Super Bowl. Contributed photo.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For Peyton Manning fans, the best part of Sunday nightâ€™s Super Bowl was most likely the halftime show â€” brought to you in part by four Whitley County residents.
There were more than 400 people involved in the production of the halftime show, including Shane Barkley, Keith Gilbert, Kaileb Oâ€™Connor and Ashley Oâ€™Connor, all of Columbia City.
Gilbert and Barkley have been assisting in the Super Bowlâ€™s halftime show for the last three years. Kaileb and Ashley Oâ€™Connor, brother and sister, experienced the trip for the first time.
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