Darke Co. Cancer Association Gospel fundraiser Nov. 5


GREENVILLE — The Cancer Association of Darke County will hold its annual gospel music fundraiser on November 5 at St. Clair Memorial Hall. The event will start at 3 p.m. and last until approximately 5 p.m.

There will be refreshments along with a bake sale. Admission is free. There will be a freewill offering and the association hopes that many will be able to come and enjoy the music as well as donate to help Darke County cancer patients.

Mark Crary, the emcee, has been in gospel music most of his life. He is a concert promoter with Daystar and has worked with Mercy’s Mark Quartet, Cathedral Quartet, Downings and the Kingsmen Quartet. For seven years he was the publisher of Cornerstone Christian Newspaper that reached 3,500 churches in the tri-state area. He is Pastor of Somerville Community Church in Somerville, Ohio. He can be reached by going to his website at www.hope24-7.org. He said he is excited about helping with the Gospel Sing this year.

Bill Jones will minister in song along with several other singers. He grew up in Tennessee and also in church. He married at the age of 16 and joined the Marines when he was 18 and served in Vietnam. They have four sons and he said he enjoys ministering to others. He said, “How can you not be affected by a song that tells you God’s love protects and only wants the best for you?”

The Faithful Sons are a local quartet and have sung together for many years. They will share their music that afternoon as well. Others scheduled for that day are: The HomeLighters, Debbie Lynn Bryson, Lovin’ Life and The Christianaires.

For questions, call the Cancer Association office at 937-548-9960.

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