The Blueberry Pickers performed at the Gospel Music Festival

Gospel Music Festival a big success

Local groups and Double Portion performed at the Gospel Music Festival Saturday.

Betsy Kline

 

Castlegar News

 

A crowd of over 200 turned out for the Gospel Music Festival last weekend.

The weather could not have been more favorable as local favorites Unction Junction and the Blueberry Pickers started the evening off.

The local groups were followed by Double Portion, a family group from Saskatchewan that travels throughout Canada and the US.

The talented family showed their proficiency not only with their beautiful harmonies, but on the piano, guitar, violin, drums and ukelele as well.

Even the youngest member of the Hemmerling family, preschooler Alethea, joined in on a few songs to the delight of the audience.

 

“I would like to thank the people, the performers and everybody that helped out to make this possible, also Columbia Basin Trust who provided a grant,” said organizer John Shirley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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