POINT PLEASANT — What has become an annual tradition in Mason County will once again return to Krodel Park.
The seventh annual Fall Gospel Jubilee starts at noon Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday with music to continue throughout both days. The event is free and it is rain or shine. Concessions will also be sold by jubilee volunteers who will be preparing “home cooking” for visitors with all proceeds from concession sales going toward promoting the gospel sing each year.
The gospel sing will feature the following acts under the park’s outdoor gazebo: Leonard Taylor, Lloyd Hunt, Ron Shamblin, Taylor Brothers, Mike Upright, Covered By Love, Day Spring, Chuck Compton, Violet Maynard Family, Singing Shaffers, David and Sheila Bowen, Rollins Family, Mickey and Tammy Neal, Jimmie McKnight, Road Less Traveled, Truly Saved, Hearts In Harmony, Martie Short, Blankenship Family, Heaven’s Call Trio, West Virginia Couriers, Kevin Gibson, Living Proof and many more.
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 third year for the sing at Krodel Park, which Roush said provides the perfect setting “near the beautiful water behind the main gazebo where groups and soloists will be singing.”
Roush added that 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 has 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.
For camping information call 304-675-1068. For information about the event, call Roush at 304-882-2049.