Thursday, January 19, 2012


An old-fashioned singing and dinner-on-the-grounds were held Sunday, October 2, 2011 on the townsquare in Hayesville, NC. Seven church choirs participated: Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, First Freewill Baptist Church, Fort Hembree Baptist Church, Hayesville First United Methodist Church, The Cowboy Church, Oak Forest United Methodist Church, Truett Memorial First Baptist Church and individual performers.

This church event was part of the Sesquicentennial celebration of Clay County, North Carolina's 150th birthday. Hayesville, NC is the town seat for Clay County that was formed in 1861.

Brenda Kay Ledford plays the ChromAharp and sings, "The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference" at the Church Event.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd's choir sang at the Sesquicentennial event.

Fort Hembree Baptist Church was the first Africian-American church built in Hayesville, NC.

Mrs. Annie Lloyd of Fort Hembree Baptist Church sings "Amazing Grace" at the event.

The Hayesville First United Methodist Church choir sang at this event.

Rev. Johnny Foster, pastor of Truett Memorial First Baptist Church, sings, "The Long Black Train," during the Sesquicentennial Church Event. Sheriff Vic Davis stands in the background.

Truett Memorial First Baptist Church stands on a hill and overlooks the town of Hayesville, NC. The church was named for Dr. George W. Truett, a world-renown Baptist minister, who was born in Hayesville. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, TX for 40 years.

Sandy Zimmerman was the chairperson of the Clay County Sesquicentennial events.

Clay County Sheriff Vic Davis attended the Sesquicentennial Church Event.

Rev. and Mrs. Alan Flowers sing bluegrass, gospel music. He's pastor of The Cowboy Church.

No comments:

Post a Comment