Schedule of performers
11 a.m. — Eastern Heights Praise Team
12 p.m. — Joy Lyle
2 p.m. — First City Bluegrass
3 p.m. — Living Well
5 p.m. — Wiregrass
6 p.m. — The Quinneys Quartet
7 p.m. — The Holcombe Family
8 p.m. — The New Hymnsmen
9 p.m. — The Blackwood Quartet
Southern Cruisers and Redemption Riders will be available throughout the day
Twelve hours of gospel music, car and motorcycle shows, concessions and more Saturday will benefit the Oncology and Hematology Departments at Backus Children’s Hospital in Savannah through a local fundraising effort for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Running from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, in the Southeast Bulloch High School auditorium, the Children’s Miracle Network Benefit Gospel Sing, sponsored by the Champion Memorial Fund for children headed by Steve Champion, will offer performances by a dozen gospel groups including the nationally recognized Blackwood Quartet, Champion said.
Other groups include the New Hymnsmen, the Quinneys Quartet, The Holcombe Family, Wiregrass Bluegrass Band, Jim O’Brien and Sister June, Joy Lyle, and others.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the performances will be by contemporary and alternative gospel groups, Champion said. From 2-6 p.m., bluegrass gospel groups will perform, and from 6-10 p.m., the music will be Southern traditional gospel.
There is no fee, but love offerings to benefit the cause are welcome.
The Southern Cruisers car club and Christian Motorcycle Association will also be present, with collection jars and the opportunity to vote for your favorite car or motorcycle, with funds being split between the group’s cause and the Children’s Miracle Network, he said.
Concessions will also be sold, including hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and Coca Cola, with proceeds split 50/50 between the CMN and the Southeast Bulloch Athletic Boosters Club, he said.
Door prizes will also be distributed during each four-hour block of performances, he said.
“This was the brain child of several people who have helped our fund to grow,” Champion said. “We have had a lot of positive response form the community.”
Support has poured in from Bulloch, Tattnall, Candler and Evans counties, he said.
For more information, contact Champion at (912) 764-3763, or access the website at www.championmemorialfund.com or by email at email@example.com.