The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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July 16, 2014

Gospel sing slated for Nicholas County

The 64th Annual West Virginia Mountain State Gospel Singers Convention, one of the nation’s oldest and largest gospel sings, will be held July 20-27 in Nicholas County.

Organized in 1949 and chartered in 1956, the convention is held annually in the months of June, July and September in Mt. Nebo and preserves the traditions of old-time gospel camp meetings and fellowship of God’s people, according to website information.

The sings started at the Nazarene Church Camp, 2 miles west of the current campsite. As surrounding counties joined the convention and came to sing gospel over the years, the convention grew too large for the camp. The current, 40-acre homesite was purchased for the convention.

Choir singing will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Friday, July 25, youth choir will perform at 1 p.m. and open microphone will be held at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, July 26, Open Mic will be from 1:45 to 6:4 5p.m. and quartets and trios will take the stage at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, July 27, morning worship will be from 10 to 11 a.m. and Open Mic will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Convention grounds are located 5 miles south of Summersville off of U.S. 19.

More information is available at or by calling Ray Lambert at 304-872-1977.


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