BY LACEY STEWARD
The Copiah County Gospel Festival will kick off this Saturday with a Youth Explosion Parade. We, the churches, leaders and supporters of Copiah want to showcase our youths as they rally for Christ. Our theme for the Parade is “Cycling for Christ,” (Christian Youths Campaigning for Lives In the Next Generation). We salute our youths!
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Mid City Mart and will travel to City Hall and the Comprehensive Health Center.
Following the parade there will be a presentation from our Hazlehurst Fire Department on safety and neighborhood watch etc. We will then kick off the festival with a explosive performers, dancers, Mimers, gospel rappers etc. We will have entertainment for all age groups.
Our special guest group is the Fayette Spiritualaires. Performers are L Body of Christ Mimes, also God’s Blessing, Morning Star Choir, Bether Choir, Heritage House Boys Choir, Good Hope Praise Team, Clear Creek Male Chorus, Messenger for Christ, Rev. Micheal Evans and The Men of the Cross, One Accord, Carrie Gutter and Family, Young Christian Travelers, Herman Collins and the Wise Men, Terrell Browleaf, Phenom ( gospel rapper), Orien Seven Day Adventist Choir, and many others groups and soloists will be present.
There will also be air rides, horse and buggy rides, train rides, all kinds of good cooking, health screenings, blood drive, presentations, contest and quizzes and other activities throughout the day.
“You do not want to miss this festival,” states festival director Lacey Steward.