SNYP Animal Shelter reports that the Roadkill Cookoff and Gospel in the Park raised $1,066 for the shelter.

The First Annual Gospel Music in the Park was held 2 – 8 p.m. Sept. 29, just after the Roadkill Cookoff, in Clinton at Archey Fork Park. It was a first free invitational and was inspirational and joyous, starting off with Kings Hwy followed by Sulphur Road Pickers, John Wickman, Christa Cossey and friends doing sing along hymns, Spirit Breeze, Silver Ridge, Human People and the evening ended with RapidFire. We have a lot of talented folks in our area and several groups even performed their own original songs. 

For those that missed this one of a kind experience, you missed a blessing! I challenge you all to make a point to attend next year's event. With all the churches in our area alone, we would have a tremendous turnout. My hope is for our Local Churches to make this event a yearly outing so all denominations can get together for one cause, sing praises to God.

I would like to thank all the volunteers and all those who donated to SNYP. Every donation big or small helps to care for the animals we have in need. I also want to personally thank Tony Soyani for what he does to promote our town and provide us with quality entertainment. If there was anyone I missed know that you are appreciated as well.