Mickens and Highway Travelers

Rev. Matthew Mickens and the Highway Travelers will perform at the third annual Stay Connected Day.

JENNINGS — In 2017, there was a vision to bring the Hamilton County community together in a day of fellowship.

From that vision, Stay Connected Day was launched and the third annual event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, at the St. Paul House of Prayer, 1481 Berry Street in Jennings. Those attending are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

The outdoor event is free and will include food, activities and fun for the whole family to enjoy.

The fellowship event begins at 3 p.m. and there will be a free outdoor gospel concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. The concert will feature The Herring Sisters from Jasper, Rev. Matthew Mickens and the Highway Travelers from Hopkins, S.C., The Anointed Brown Sisters from Bolivar, Tenn., and host Pastor Tracy Washington from Jacksonville.

During the concert, four individuals will also be honored with the Trailblazer Award for their impact on the community. The four recipients will be Rex Mitchell, Superintendent of Hamilton County Schools; Rev. J.T. “Billy” Simon, Pastor of Greater Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church; Lewis Vaughn, owner of Vaughn’s Welding; and Sarah Higginbotham, a community leader.

Two graduates from the Class of 2019 will also be awarded scholarships.

Stay Connected Day was created to honor the legacy of the late Elder Willie and Mother Queen Daniels. They both had a passion for faith, service, family and unity.

For more information about the event, please contact Dena Daniels at dena.daniels4@gmail.com or 386-855-1258.

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