Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Impressions pre-reset: 420826 Clicks pre-reset: 872

Gospelfest 2014 Marks Return of Crabb Brothers, Tribute to Bob Lawton

festivalBob Lawton, of C.A. Lawton Insurance, and First National Bank, did some dancing at last year's Gospelfest. Lawton passed away earlier this month. A tribute to Lawton will be held at this year's Gospelfest. CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (7/31/14) — Thousands of music lovers will get an early start on the Labor Day weekend with Gospelfest in downtown Central City.

The event, which has grown bigger each year, will feature a galaxy of gospel stars, including Jason Crabb, Adam Crabb, Jeff and Sherri Easter, the Bowling Family, True Light and the Badgett Playhouse.

Although admission is free, event sponsor First National Bank, is helping raise money for the Feed Our Hungry Children program with Gospelfest T-shirts available at all Muhlenberg County FNB locations with each donation of five canned food goods. Feed Our Hungry Children is coordinated by the Greenville First Baptist Church.

Lanie Gardner, acting President and CEO of FNB told SurfKY News that T-shirts are going fast, with individuals and even businesses donating food items to help the needy.

"Part of First National Bank's mission is to help feed hungry in Muhlenberg County," Gardner said. "Last year, we started the concert t-shirt giveaway and it went over so well we decided to do it again. This year, area businesses have sent in bulk orders so we have entire companies that are helping out."

Gardner noted that there will be a special reading at 5:30 p.m. by Jason Crabb from one of his many childrens books, "Jesus Plus You Equals Two."

"We're also very excited to have the Badgett Playhouse singers performing," Gardner said. "This is a rare area appearance for this talented group, and they will also be sharing details about their outreach mission to Guatemala."

Gardner said there will be a special tribute to Robert Lawton, who passed away earlier this month. Lawton was a director of First National Bank beginning in 1952 and served as the bank's chairman of the board since 1981.

For a complete rundown of Gospelfest and other Central City Labor Day weekend activities, log on to the Central City Tourism Commission Facebook page, tourcentralcity.com or call (270) 754-9604.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News
SurfKY News File Photos/Paul McRee
Bob Lawton Photo Courtesy Lanie Gardner

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16
button coupons

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,719.00
+33.27 (0.19%)    
2 S&P 2,052.75
+4.03 (0.20%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,701.87
+26.16 (0.56%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button classifieds

In Other News...

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – Nov. 19, 2014

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (11/19/14) — The above photos are local fugitives that are currently being sought by local… Read More

Motor Vehicle Accident on Main Street

MURRAY, Ky. (11/19/14) — Murray Police responded to a motor vehicle accident located on 16th and Main Street Tuesday,… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

November 18, 2014 4740

Couple Charged for Concealing Food in Infant Car…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 17, 2014 4352

Police Charge Woman for Drug Possession After…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 15, 2014 3118

Faces & Stories: Hopkins County Tornado

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
November 15, 2014 2807

18-Year-Old Injured When Pickup Strikes Railroad…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Falon Graham
November 17, 2014 2731

Bremen Woman Ejected From Vehicle During Kentucky…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S.C. Recke
November 19, 2014 2708

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on South…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
November 15, 2014 2488

PSC Approves Energy Efficiency Programs for…

in General News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 19, 2014 2402

Two Killed When Vehicle Becomes Airborne, Strikes…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Daviess County Sheriff's Office
November 14, 2014 2369

Woman Accused of Texting While Driving, Hitting…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Clay Stroud
November 15, 2014 2141

Two Injured in Two-Car Collision at East Center,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Russell Nichols

Stories Trending Today

November 19, 2014 2708

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on South…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
November 19, 2014 2402

Two Killed When Vehicle Becomes Airborne, Strikes…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Daviess County Sheriff's Office
November 19, 2014 1463

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 19, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 18, 2014 1332

First Annual Innovation Luncheon Held in…

in Video by Ruthann Padgett
November 19, 2014 1160

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - November 19, 2014

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Crime Stoppers
November 20, 2014 1112

Man on Bicycle Struck by Vehicle on South Main

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Jeff Miller
November 19, 2014 986

Muhlenberg Job Corps Celebrates Graduation

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Karen Robinson
November 19, 2014 975

Recovering From Identity Theft

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 19, 2014 974

Grilling Not Exclusive to Summer

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 19, 2014 877

Single Vehicle Collision Involving DUI

in Local (Hopkinsville) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss