High Point FWB hosts gospel bluegrass benefit Saturday

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By Greg Summers

Bluegrass music is gaining popularity around Lancaster and the Master’s Men fellowship group of High Point Free Will Baptist Church are using it to help folks in the community.

The church, at 2095 Great Falls Highway, is holding a gospel bluegrass fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday to help defray the costs of local service projects it undertakes.

Amission is a $6 donation and the concert will feature CrossHeirs, Thompson Creek, New Fire, Toby Creek and Easy Pickin.’ Refreshments and food will be sold.

Tony Shehane, president of the Master’s Men at High Point, said the needs here are great.

“During the first frigid cold spell we had here this year, we had one of of members go by to visit and check on an elderly lady who lives on a fixed income,” Shehane said. “He came back talking about how cold it was inside her house and told the fellas if we would by the insulation, he would spray her house. That’s the kinds of things we’re aiming to do.”

Shehane said there are other instances where handicap ramps and other home repairs are needed, too.

“All we’re trying to do is come up with the money to buy the materials and do the work ourselves,” he said.

Last year the Master’s Men sponsored a bluegrass concert to benefit the state Freewill Baptist children’s home in Florence.

“Gas had just gone up to $4 a gallon but we still had about 150 people show up and raised almost $900,” he said. “Our goal is to start doing two gospel bluegrass concerts each year to help out where it’s needed.

For details about Saturday’s concert, call 320-3471, 287-9215 or 288-3980.