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Mt. Vernon Christian Family Day Bands and Speaker Announced

Mt. Vernon’s Christian Family Day is approaching on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at the Logan Street Baptist Church North 42nd Street Property and Pavilion. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with Jefferson County churches displaying vendor booths with activities for families and children in the grassy area. Craft and food vendors will also be present. Local Christian bands and artists will begin performing at 12 p.m.

            The daytime line-up of ten local Christian bands has been released. Ascension will take the stage at 12 p.m., followed by the Prince of Peace Praise Band at 12:40 p.m., Craig Tessone 1:20 p.m., Restoration Band 2:00 p.m., First Baptist Church of Woodlawn Praise Band 2:40 p.m., Victory Boys 3:20 p.m., Central Worship 4:00 p.m., Jermaine Bollinger 4:40 p.m., The Gospel Messengers 5:20 p.m., and Judah First at 6:00 p.m.

            At 7 p.m., a joint evening worship service will be held combining area worship leaders, band members, and several Christian music genres. Michael Nave, pastor of Cornerstone Christian Church in Marion, will be the speaker for this service. Choir members are being sought to participate in the evening worship service. The community choir is open to anyone. Interested persons should attend both choir rehearsals at Central Christian Church (301 N. 10th St.) on Monday, August 14th and 21st from 6- 8 p.m. Please enter through Door #2. Choir members will receive the music and other information needed for this event. Chris Gregg, worship pastor at Logan Street Baptist Church, will act as choir director. A full-dress rehearsal with the choir, specially selected band, and soloists will be held on August 24th.

            Church, craft, and food vendors are encouraged to complete an application to participate in the event. To obtain an application or for more information about Christian Family Day, please contact the Mt. Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau at (618) 242-3151 or grace.mcdowell@mtvernon.com.