Concert helps needy children

Published 11:38 am Thursday, December 1, 2016

RICH SQUARE – For the past three years, WRCS 970 AM sponsors a gospel music concert that serves as a toy drive for a specified county.

This year’s event targets children in Northampton County. There, event organizers learned there are over 100 children in need of toy donations this year.

“It’s imperative that this concert becomes a great success,” said Tesha Giddings, one of the event’s organizers.

“We want to reach out and help those in need,” she added. “We want these children to experience what it’s like on Christmas morning in a typical household, waking up to find that Santa has arrived overnight and left them gifts.”

Giddings said the gospel concert to support that effort will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1750 Chapel Hill Church Road, off US 258, south of Rich Square. Doors open at 3 p.m. with the concert getting underway at 4 p.m.

Admission to the event is one new unwrapped toy per person.

Featured at the gospel music concert will be The Golden Echoes of Roanoke Rapids, The Mighty Bells of Joy of Murfreesboro, The Roanoke Jubilees of Roanoke Rapids, Covenant of Roanoke Rapids, Pastor Christopher Mallory and the Chosen Vessels, Nu Generation, and Pastor Anthony Adams and Confirmation.

Tyrone “The Mighty Ty” Ruffin will serve as the emcee.

“Please come out and support this worthwhile cause,” Giddings said. “The needy children of Northampton County are counting on you to help make their Christmas season bright.”

She added that the toys collected at the event will be donated to the Northampton County Department of Social Services for distribution.

For any information, contact Giddings at 252-287-2088.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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