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United In Praise Community Music Event Set for February 25th

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Community unity will be on full display when local church choirs and musical talent take the stage at The Alhambra Theatre on February 25 at 7:00 p.m. for a unique new event – United In Praise.  The evening of Christian music will feature ensembles from eight local churches and is being sponsored by Hopkinsville Rotary Club, Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club, Pioneers Club of Hopkinsville and the city’s Human Relations Commission.

The lineup includes groups from Hillcrest Baptist, Virginia Street Baptist, Second Baptist, Cedar Grove Baptist, New Work Christian Fellowship, Grace Episcopal, Boys and Girls Club, and the duo of Jeff Calhoun/Rachel Crick from First United Methodist.  The evening will wrap up when all of the musicians come together to form a mass choir under the leadership of Barbara Felts, longtime former choir director at Hopkinsville High School.

Tickets for the event are $10 and all seats are reserved.  Tickets are available via The Alhambra ticket office online at www.pennyroyalarts.org or by stopping by the Pennyroyal Arts Council offices at the Train Depot, 425 E. 9th Street, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  All proceeds from United In Praise will benefit to-be-announced local charities. 

“The Human Relations Commission gives its full support in bringing the community together with a United in Praise event.  This is a special opportunity for our community to bridge denominational and racial barriers and come together in a night of fellowship and praise,” said Hopkinsville’s Human Relations Commission Director, Bernard Standard. “This will be a wonderful night of rejoicing as one, as citizens of Hopkinsville.”

A steering committee with members from Rotary, Kiwanis and Pioneers are working with the Human Relations Commission to plan the event.  Annie Catron, Kiwanis member, is serving as public relations chair for the event.  She can be reached at 270-484-1555 or at acatron@oldies1480.com for anyone interested in setting up interviews.  


QUOTES FROM SPONSORING CIVIC ORGANIZATION LEADERS

Robbie Sipes, Rotary President -

"I think this is a great opportunity for three well known organizations to come together and support the community.  Not only does it bring three separate clubs together, it will unite the local churches and praise teams in a night of faith.  I think it will be a great, uplifting evening for Hopkinsville.”

Martha Thomas, Kiwanis President –

“Kiwanis of Hopkinsville is thrilled and looking forward to joining Rotary Club of Hopkinsville, City of Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission and Pioneers in our upcoming United in Praise event.  It will be a dynamic evening filled with gospel music from local choirs and praise teams from our community.  The goal of this event, aside from building bridges amongst the organizations and their members, is to raise funds for local non-for profit organizations in our community and sharing the talent we have in Hopkinsville.”

Wendell Lynch, Pioneers President –

“The members of Pioneers Incorporated are really excited to be part of “United in Praise.”  Our faith and common heritage unites us in spirit.  It’s time to come together and unite in praise.”