The 2016 Alcona GospelFest was blessed with an ecumenical choir of 41 local residents and 16 members of the One Voice Gospel Choir of Saline. The audience numbered 157, for a total attendance of 214 people.
Director Jean Wilson returned to lead the ecumenical choir for the second year, and this time sixteen of her downstate choir made the journey north with her to share in the excitement.
St. Anne Catholic Church hosted, and its youth group not only sang during the public concert but also served a dinner of spaghetti, salad, rolls and desserts before the concert. The dinner raised over $650 after expenses to fund the youths' trip to a religious conference in Ohio.
Inspiration Alcona is glad to bring such cultural events to our county and thanks everyone who turned out to sing, to eat or to listen to the music.
Photographer Ted Fines supplied the images above, for which he has our special thanks.