The first St. Clair County Bicentennial Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing back in March was such a huge hit, those in attendance said they wanted another hymn sing held before the end of the year. Their one request – “make it longer.”
The second St. Clair County Bicentennial Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Moody.
St. Clair County District Judge Alan Furr, chairman of the St. Clair Bicentennial Committee, said as St. Clair County celebrates its Bicentennial in 2018, Gospel music has played a huge part in the lives of many people throughout the first 200 years.
“The first hymn sing was held March 17, earlier this year at First Baptist Church Ashville,” Furr said. “Several music ministers throughout St. Clair County participated in the event, leading a couple of old hymns each.”
Also participating were the Bluegrass bands Whitney Junction and Mt. Zion Cake Walk Band.
Back by popular demand is Dr. Michael Barber and the Mt. Zion Cake Walk Band.
“We wouldn’t miss it for the world,” Barber said. “It is an honor and privilege to participate. It’s a historic event as we close in on the actual day St. Clair County was created, which is Nov. 20.”
Also expected to perform at the hymn sing are The Silver Dollars from Greensport Baptist Church and the Hungry Hollow Boys from Friendship Baptist Church.
Music ministers who have agreed to lead hymns include Jonathan Hood, Keith Banks, Scott Sanders, Redena King, Bob Slaughter, Gary Hanner and Dave Roberts.
Everyone is invited to attend the hymn sing.
Furr said there will be two birthday parties for St. Clair County on Nov. 20. The first one will be held in Ashville at 10 a.m. The second birthday party of the day will be held at 2 p.m. in Pell City.
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