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Music, Barbecue on Menu for 19th Holy Smoke Festival

Rockingham First United Methodist Church will host its annual Holy Smoke Barbecue and Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — For nearly 20 years, one local church has combined grilling and singing for a a family friendly outdoor event.

First United Methodist Church is gearing up for its 19th annual Holy Smoke Barbecue and Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

School Board Chairman Wiley Mabe will once again be behind the grill, cooking up the barbecue that will be sold in sandwiches ($5) or plates ($8), which will be available on site or in the drive-thru pickup lane.

The “Music” portion of the event will feature artists performing a variety of Southern gospel, beach and soul songs.

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Ronnie Moore kicks things off off at 11 a.m., followed by Jeanine Hanson at 11:30. At noon, Fayetteville-based Classic Soul will take the stage playing various beach music hits. Stan and Linda Jacobs will follow with a short set before Motown artists Jimmy and Darlene Harrington step behind the mics. The Unity Quartet gospel group will close out the event.

For the kids, there will be a playground, face painting and games.

Organizers say the show will go on rain or shine. In the case of rain, the music will be moved into the church’s fellowship hall.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Our Daily Bread and Place of Grace.

 

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