Allen and Connie Parker from Fairbury, Neb., better known to southern gospel music fans as Lambwatchers Ministries, will join several other musical acts on stage today and/or Saturday, at the eighth annual Fall Gospel Sings Concerts. Music will be presented at no charge (freewill offerings will be accepted) from 7-9 tonight and 1-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Barton Community College’s Fine Arts Auditorium.
Mixing humor with musical talent, the Parkers have been singing together for about 15 years, and recorded their first CD project in April of 2010 in Hendersonville, Tenn.
Great Bend couple Lynn and Mary Chestnut, sponsors of the Sings Concerts, said people are welcome to come and go during the 12 hours of programming today and Saturday. Concessions will be available.
Other featured acts are Ed Huffman, tagged the “Sanctified Sax,” from Maize, and Joyful Noyz, which features Chuck and Lanni Hillery from Knoxville, Ill., and Rick and Nona Carroll from Galesburg, Ill.
Recording artist Frankie Vallens, a former pop singer, and his wife Phyllis will be singing both days, and will be at Great Bend's First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th St., at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Programs available at the concerts will list churches that other singers will visit this weekend. Vallens, best known for the single, "This Magic Moment," and his wife now reside in Clearwater.
Other featured singers are Haskell and JoLee Cooley from Wichita; 4 Told from Russell; The Toneys from Gallatin, Mo.; and Praise to Him from Paris, Mo