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Memorial's popular gospel festival and health fair moves to new location


Tue, Jul 10th 2018 07:00 am
12th annual celebration of faith and health will be held in Gluck Park
A mainstay of the summer concert season is moving back to the city's North End.
The 12th annual Good News Gospel Festival & Health Fair, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual celebration of faith and wellness, will be held this year in Gluck Park from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The park is located on South Avenue at 15th Street.
"We have always billed the festival as a celebration that takes place at intersection of faith and health," said Charles Walker, Memorial's director of community outreach. "This year we decided to move the intersection to a location that will be more easily accessible for many of the city's residents."
The annual festival, at which popular performers entertain gospel music fans from across Western New York, was first held on Main Street at Ontario Avenue. It also has been held at Legends Park, the Oasis Shelter at Hyde Park and, most recently, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center.
Scheduled to perform this year include The Dynamic Dixie Wonders of Rochester, Niagara Falls recording artist Marsha McWilson, God's Plan, The New Gospel Times, KD Music and Denise Hurst.
As always, the theme for the day will be wellness of body and soul with health screenings offered from noon to 3 p.m., and healthy living information made available throughout the afternoon.
The popular Niagara Falls OG Cruisers Classic Car Show will again be on hand. An addition to this year's festival will be the Pastors and Police Basketball Game. This will be the third time the groups will tip off - area pastors won the first game in 2016 with Niagara Falls police defeating the preachers last year.
The Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair is sponsored by the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Health Home, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western New York, City of Niagara Falls, Democrats Building Bridges, Kalos Health, Niagara Hospice and United Healthcare Community Plan.
For more information, call 716-344-7423.

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