Annual Fourth of July Chorus sings in the Faith Fourth festivities
By Diane Goodnight
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe
to assure the survival and the success of liberty. — John F. Kennedy
5 p.m. June 30
FAITH — All veterans will be recognized during an exciting concert of patriotic music on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church.
The Fourth of July Chorus, consisting of 54 choir members from 19 area churches, will perform special selections enhanced by a slide presentation featuring local veterans and their families.
The program will begin with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, the National Anthem and a salute to U.S. armed forces.
The church will be completely decked out in red, white and blue. Those attending are encouraged to wear patriotic colors, too.
The chorus, directed by Jason Harwood, will be accompanied by Susan Trivette on the piano. Dr. Karl Hales will narrate. Daisy Bost, a member of the Faith community, is organizer for the event. The concert is free and there is plenty of free parking.
Churches represented are Mt. Zion UCC- China Grove, Concordia Lutheran- China Grove, Faith Baptist, Faith Lutheran, Shiloh Reformed Church- Faith, Rock Grove Methodist, Mt. Moriah Lutheran – China Grove, St. John’s Lutheran – Salisbury, First Presbyterian – Salisbury, First Baptist of Salisbury, Bethel Methodist, Grace Lutheran, Organ Lutheran, Christiana Lutheran, Immanuel Lutheran, Dayspring Community Church, First UCC-Salisbury, St. Paul’s Lutheran and Calvary Baptist Tabernacle.
Prior to the concert,Rowan Big Band All-Stars,under the direction of Ron Turbyfill, will entertain with familiar selections beginning at 3:45 p.m.
Following the concert, food and amusement rides will be available at Faith Legion.