A gospel sing benefit for Josh and Kayla Gains is being held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Faith Bible Church, 118 W. Ninth St., Williamstown.
Featured singers will be All God's Children and Jim Blair and the Gospelaires with The Clark Family as special guests.
Josh Gains, 21, of Parkersburg was seriously injured in a car accident on June 4. The wreck has left him paralyzed from the chest down. The couple are expecting their first child in September.
The couple are having to add to their house in order to make it handicap accessible. An offering taken at the gospel sing will go to the family.
For more information: 373-4658.
Gospel sing to be in Sept. at campground
The 21st annual Fall Gospel Sing is being held on two weekends in September at the Spring Valley Campground, 8000 Dozer Road, Cambridge, by the Guernsey Gospel Jubilee Association.
The first weekend of music from Sept. 17 through 19 will feature Jim Blair and the Southern Gospelaires of Marietta on Thursday. Music begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday and again on Friday, which will be "Gospel Bluegrass Night."
Several groups will be singing at the Saturday event, which will begin with open talent from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by an afternoon and evening with several groups and individuals to be featured, including The Sonshine Boys Quartet from Indiana, The English Family from Georgia, Doyle Moats Family from Virginia and an area group, Delivered, from Reedsville, Ohio.
The second weekend event will be held Sept. 24 to 26. Singing begins at 6 p.m. both Thursday and Friday nights, with The Powell Family from St. Marys, W.Va., to be featured on Thursday; and "Gospel Bluegrass Night" to be observed on Friday. Saturday's singing includes open talent in the morning, followed by an afternoon and evening beginning at 11:30 a.m. with several groups to be featured.
Admission to the event is free.
For more information: (740) 432-3787.
Quartet feature of church concert
The Songsters Quartet will be featured in a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at First Christian Church, 1400 Washington Ave., Parkersburg.
Members of the group include local singer, Scott Kapple of Marietta.
The Songsters Quartet traces its beginnings back to 1960 in Akron. The group's name comes from the early days of the Salvation Army when its preachers stood on street corners and were backed up by a band of singers called "songsters."
There is no admission charge to attend. An offering will be taken to support the ministry of the Songsters.
For more information: (304) 485-5253.
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