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Good News Gospel Festival will cruise intersection of faith and health

by jmaloni


Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:40 pm

Popular gospel musicians from across Western New York will come together Saturday, July 19, to celebrate faith and good health at the eighth annual Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair.

The afternoon will feature live gospel music along with health screenings, healthy living information and a classic car show.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will present the free event from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. (at Portage Road), Niagara Falls.

While attendees are enjoying live entertainment, the Niagara Falls OG Cruisers will display its famous collection of classic cars, thereby allowing spectators to cruise the intersection of faith and health.

Featured entertainment will be provided by popular Rochester recording artist Joe James and the Voices of Clouds. The event also will feature local gospel entertainers the Shekinah Dancers and Zamar of Potter's House, the Mount Erie Baptist Church Male Chorus, Christopher and Crystal Gandy, the Mount Sinai Baptist Church Gospel Choir and gospel rapper Xavier Change Mustcome.

Buffalo area performers will include recording artist Anetta Williams, Lady Kathy Bowman, the Men of Praise Band, Truly Committed and others still to be announced.

Pastor Raymond and the Rev. Lora Allen from Bethany Missionary Baptist Church will help host the event. Health screenings will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Giveaways and food vendors will be available throughout the event.

Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair is sponsored by Memorial Medical Center, the City of Niagara Falls, OSC Charitable Foundation, United Healthcare Community Plan and Cricket Wireless of Pine Avenue.

In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors at the NACC.

For more information, contact Memorial's community outreach department at 716-285-2382.

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