Gospelfest honors legacy of Dr. King

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Community concert celebration, admission is a donation of a non-perishable food item

In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Ohio State University at Marion welcomes the community to take part in Gospelfest 2011, Saturday, January 8, 4 p.m., in Morrill Hall Auditorium on the Marion campus.

Gospelfest 2011 will feature performances by The Ohio State University’s African American Voices of Gospel Choir, Expression of Worship Singers, Dancing Zion, The Community Choir, Lacosta Mayes, Mayes Community Temple Choir, and other local gospel favorites.

In what has become an annual campus and community tradition, Gospelfest is an afternoon of traditional gospel music performed by a host of regional and local gospel performers. Gospelfest is open to the public. Admission to the event is a suggested donation of one non-perishable food item per person to benefit local food pantries.

Organizers encourage everyone to bring their enthusiasm and willingness to experiment, conquer inhibitions, and have a soulful experience.

Gospelfest is sponsored by The Ohio State University at Marion Office of Diversity. For more information on Gospelfest or details on upcoming Black History Month events, both on campus and throughout the community, contact Shawn Jackson at 740-725-6219 or via email:  jackson.368@osu.edu.

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 17, the university will be closed.