FREDONIA, AL — An old-fashioned outdoor celebration of gospel and country music and praise band performances — a circle of song — is set for the grounds of Fredonia Community House on Saturday, October 15, an offering by Fredonia Heritage Association.
The event is free with donations welcomed. It will get underway at 11 a.m. Eastern time and end at 3 p.m. From 12 noon until 2 p.m., grilled hot dogs and soft drinks, as well as desserts, will be on sale. Chairs will be provided or people can bring their own if they prefer.
Several well-known area groups are lined up to offer their talent. First up at 11 a.m. will be the Oasis Praise Team from Oasis Church, White Plains, AL, followed by Miles High, Standing Rock AL. Wrapping up the event will be the outstanding choir of Canaan Missionary Baptist, Welch, AL. The Miles High group, combining gospel with popular country and western selections, is often featured in the area at Fourth of July celebrations and the Standing Rock community fish fries.
“This is Fredonia Heritage Association’s first step back in hosting community events from the days before the pandemic when Fredonia Heritage Day was a major annual celebration in our area,” said Association President Lucille Allen Johnson.
“We believe that first sharing a program of thanksgiving and praise would be meaningful to all of us who have gone through a lot in recent years,” she explained. “Hopefully this will be a way back to our earlier celebrations.”
“There are not a lot of such programs offered right now and Fredonia is only a short drive for most,” said Ms. Johnson, “so we hope you’ll join us. It’s free, the time lets you continue to enjoy the weekend and it can be a real refreshment for your soul.”