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Warriors Mark United Methodist Church to host Gospel Jamboree

Members of the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church are making big plans to host a special musical event this summer.
On Saturday, June 18 the church, located at 1840 Centre Line Road, will host a Gospel Jamboree, outside in the church parking lot. The fun-filled day will begin at 11 a.m. and the music will continue until 8 p.m. The hope is to make the jamboree an annual event. Admission to the event is free, but donations will be accepted.
According to Rev. Peggy Bonsell, several groups are scheduled to perform throughout the day, beginning with Precious Seed at 11 a.m.
Also performing will be Gospel Sounds, Red Letter Band, The Genesis Trio, Steinbeisers Gospel Band, The Grace Quartet, The Heirsmen Quartet and Jack Servello and Family. Each group will take the stage for fifty minutes, beginning each hour. Bonsell said these bands come from all over the area including Altoona, Clearfield, Hollidaysburg, Duncansville and Martinsburg.
The night will close with the familiar voices of Bill and Judy Jones who will perform from 7 to 8 p.m.
Bill Jones has been singing his whole life, but Judy only started singing within the last 10 years. Since then, the couple has been performing together in About Him Ministries at such places as City Hotel Park, Reservoir Park, local churches, Epworth Manor and the Blair Senior Center, among many other places in the area. The couple also travels to neighboring states to sing at churches and in revivals and festivals. Besides the many local churches the couple has traveled as far as Cleveland, Cambridge and Buffalo singing Southern Gospel music to all who will listen.
Not only will the day be filled with music but there will also be an assortment of food. The Warriors Mark church youth will provide the food, which will be available throughout the festival. The menu will include meatball sandwiches, hot dogs with sauerkraut, ham and cheese sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, pasta salad, apple sauce, baked beans and potato chips. Soda, water and coffee will also be available. Desserts will include ice cream cones, ice cream sundaes and cookies.
The public is invited to spend the day with neighbors and friends. Individuals should bring their own lawn chairs.