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Gospel Concert a great success

Organizers for the first Brewton Gospel Concert are calling Saturday’s event a success.

Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace said the production was “outstanding, with much of the credit going to the Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce and organizer Debi Pugh. This concert was a wonderful evening with people joining together for a great event.”

Pugh gave credit to Mayor Yank Lovelace and the Brewton City Council, with Councilor Joe Watson actively involved in planning the event.

“In the chamber, Executive Director Judy Crane, Chamber President Linda Williamson and directors Hal Whitman, Jenny Gray, Hillary Herrington, Donna Mancil and Melanie McGougin worked tirelessly. Regina Watson and Women of Grace Ministry were a big part of the success we had, along with New Beginnings Ministries and city departments like Public Works, Parks and Recreation and Ray Madden at the Utilities Department. It took an army of people to make it happen. Master of Ceremonies Edward Robinson volunteered his time as well, with Rev. Willie Blue leading the invocation and supporting us all the way,” she said.

Brewton Police Officer Hal Parker, Boy Scout Troop 42, Brewton Police Department and DW McMillan Ambulance Service were others who deserve thanks, Pugh said.

Locals were treated music from the Alabama Spirituals, the Talleys, Chris Golden, Lee Williams & the spiritual QCs, Booth Brothers.