The Pulaski County community will have an opportunity to enjoy good gospel music and help the Pulaski Free Clinic at the same time in September.
The clinic is planning its First Annual Gospel Sing beginning at 4p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Pulaski Middle School.
The music for the evening will be presented by musicians known in the area.
Mike Gray of Wytheville is among the performers. This Christian musician was honored by the Country Music Gospel Association in Branson, Mo. as New Male vocalist of 2013.
Joining Gray are the Rev. Wanda Howell who with her husband, the Rev. Curtis Howell, conducts a ministry of music and evangelism in the area.
The Patchwork Turnaround, Dennis and Tammy Hayes, married since 1999, will bring their music to the PMS stage. Since 2012 these musicians have been focusing as Christian recording artists. They are part of CGMA Recording Artists and have been named number one on Reverbnation for their area.
Debbie Suddarth, director of the Pulaski Free Clinic said proceeds of this major fundraiser will go to help support the work of the free clinic.
“Our mission is to provide primary medical care, pharmaceuticals and health education to the uninsured adult residents of Pulaski County,” Suddarth explained.
She outlined the history and services of The Free Clinic of Pulaski County which has been serving uninsured adults in Pulaski County since 1982.
“The Free Clinic provides primary medical care to residents of Pulaski County who do not receive health insurance benefits in the workplace and are not otherwise serviced by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance and cannot otherwise afford access to health care services on their own,” Suddarth continued.
She said a network of volunteers, donors and community supporters provides high-quality free health care and support to people in need.
While there is no charge for services, the clinic asks for a $2 donation when registering for services
In addition to the gospel singing there will be a raffle during the fund raising event. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or four for $3.
Suddarth said there will be one boys bike and one girls bike awarded and about 20 different items to be given away during the event.
Admission for the First Annual Gospel Sing is $7 at the door. Those five and under will be admitted for free.