Hillsville celebrates Gospel Day

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HILLSVILLE — Organizers of the first-ever Hillsville/Carroll County Gospel Singing Day and classic car cruise in held last Saturday at Jail House Square in Hillsville a success.
Organizer and Hillsville Town Council member David Young noted that several activities were going on June 1, including the arts and crafts vendor sale at the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter home.


Local performers provided music at Jail House Square from 2 to 6 p.m., including Perry Hawks, Partners in Faith, The Preacher’s Choir, Bed Tidwell, Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Praise Team, Twice Born and New River Boys. They were followed by headliners The Dixie Echoes and The Freemans.
Sponsors of the event included the Town of Hillsville, Carroll County, Race-In, Dennis and Sue Ward, Twin County Funerals, McGrady & McGrady Law Firm and several local churches.
“The Dixie Echoes started off the evening with great singing and The Freemans finishing it up with some of the best southern gospel. That was a blessing  that everyone enjoyed,” Young said. Organizers said plans are to make this an annual event.
The organizers also announced that Hillsville’s second annual Christian Family Fun Day will be held Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hillsville VFW, beginning with a parade down Main Street at 10:30 a.m.