Fall Gospel Jubilee returns to Krodel

Beth Sergent

August 30, 2013

POINT PLEASANT — What has become an annual tradition in Mason County will once again take place on Labor Day.

The Sixth Annual Fall Gospel Jubilee is from noon - 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2 at Krodel Park. The event is free and it is rain or shine. Concessions will also be sold and will include chicken and noodles, rolls, beans and cornbread, hot dogs, fried bologna sandwiches, pie, cake, coffee and pop. Food will be sold starting at 11 a.m. with all proceeds from concession sales going towards promoting the gospel sing each year.

The gospel sing will feature the following acts: Chuck Compton from Mt. Gay; Rick and Jenny Towe from Point Pleasant; David Bowen Family from Spencer; Ron Shamblin from Sissonville; Rollins Family from Leon; Randy Camp from Charleston; Violet Maynard Family from Columbus, Ohio; Edith Lykins from Salyersville, Ky.; Courtney Perry from Hansford; Road Less Traveled from Hamlin; Narrow Way from Point Pleasant; Mike Upright from Hendersonville, N.C.; John and Shirley Cramer from Alger, Ohio; Covered by Love from South Webster, Ohio; New Generation, Ashton; Forever Blessed from Gallipolis Ferry; Golden Street Singers from Farmdale, Ohio; Gospel Stones and Heaven’s Call Trio. Randy Searls will serve as emcee.

According to Event Coordinator Evelyn Roush, the Fall Gospel Jubilee was organized in 2007 to join others in promoting Southern Gospel music events in the area. This is the second year for the sing to be held at Krodel Park and Roush said the park provides the perfect setting “near the beautiful water behind the main gazebo where groups and soloists will be singing.”

Roush added, the labors of promoting gospel music have not been in vain as “seeing the favor on faces of those who attend each year is encouraging to supporters and volunteers.”

Those attending are encouraged to bring their lawn chair for seating under shade trees for the outdoor event. In case of rain, the air conditioned club house will be already prepared with seating.

Roush said the sing is a great way for friends to come together at the beginning of the fall season to celebrate summer memories and enjoy fellowship with a backdrop of Southern Gospel music.